Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 142
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 237 x 161 x 16 mm
Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America does a good job of providing an overall picture of Iran's infiltration of South and Central America and the Caribbean. It also raises the question of what the future holds for the region. * Family Security Matters *
This dispassionate analysis of Iranian involvement in Latin America is an ambitious and successful attempt to persuade readers of the profound national security implications of Iran's growing influence in that region. . . .Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America provides one of the most current, consolidated reports on Iran's current and past activities in the region, as well as the collective interpretation of Iranian strategic objectives in the hemisphere. Recognizing that some readers might find the theme of Iran's Strategic Penetration radical, Humire addresses these concerns by emphasizing that many of the contributors are Latin American journalists, academics, and government leaders, thus avoiding a U.S.-centric argument. . . .For national security professionals, diplomats, and other stakeholders who are engaged in partnerships and business in Latin America, Iran's Strategic Penetration of Latin America will serve as a wake-up call to the growing network of Iranian connections in the region and growing threat to U.S. national interests. If occasionally alarmist, it is readily apparent that Humire, Berman, and the other authors are whole-heartedly committed to illuminating Iran's activities to the widest possible audience. After reading this informative expose, if not yet converted, readers may be well on their way. * Small Wars Journal *
When the late Hugo Chavez proclaimed Venezuela's `Axis of Unity' with Iran in July 2006, many western intelligence agencies did not take him seriously. Eight years later, this union has enabled Iran's feared Revolutionary Guards and other military and intelligence assets to have a robust presence in the Western Hemisphere. Sadly, the majority of Latin Americans are still ignorant of this threat that Joseph Humire and Ilan Berman present in this important and timely book. Hopefully, this will serve as a wake-up call to my fellow countrymen. -- Diego E. Arria, former president of the United Nations Security Council and presidential candidate in Venezuela
There is a lot going on in Latin America that is having and will continue to have a significant political and security impact on the region-and the United States. One extremely important issue centers on Iran's (and Hezbollah's) covert activities. Joseph Humire and Ilan Berman have brought together an impressive array of authorities who spell out the complexity and relevance of Iran's covert efforts in the Americas. This book should be required reading for anyone in the Western Hemisphere concerned with the security and well-being of themselves, their children, and their grandchildren. -- Max G. Manwaring, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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