THE QUDS DILEMMA: DEALING WITH IRAN’S INTERNATIONAL ARM

The Quds Force, however, has been incredibly adaptive in sustaining a substantial cash flow with help of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Despite the decapitating airstrike killing General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps-Quds Force (hereafter Quds Force), the functionality of his organization remains. This proxy network of […]

DIRTY MONEY: DEVELOPMENT, MONEY LAUNDERING, & REAL ESTATE

Developing countries suffer the broadest, most severe social, economic, and security effects of money laundering in real estate  The U.S. government spends $16.8 billion annually through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to fund programs in developing countries. Unfortunately, many of the recipients of these funds have ties to corrupt politicians and organized […]

IRAN IN THE LANDS OF THE INCAS

Latin America is an important and appealing strategic partner for Iran – with its 626 million people and 33 sovereign nations, many with a strong anti-American foreign policy orientation. Iran’s foreign policy incursion into Latin America cannot be ignored by political leaders in Washington, D.C., given its serious national security implications for the U.S. Government […]