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IWP research on Iranian influence in the Americas synchronous with new law requesting that State Department assess Iranian actions in the Western Hemisphere

Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina has been at the forefront of nudging the State Department to do its job, as evidenced by the law that he has sponsored, entitled “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act,” signed into law by President Obama on December 28. IWP has recently been actively working on the topic of Iranian threats in the Americas, including lectures by Dr. Maria Velez de Berliner and Research Fellow Amir Fakhravar, as well as the superb research by IWP interns for the Center for Culture and Security. The CCS research (still in progress) on Iranian influence in Latin America may be found here. We expect that Congressman Duncan was aware of our work.

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