Prospects for Iran’s New Direction

Authored by Keir Giles.   Added February 20, 2015 Type: Letort Papers 61 Pages Download Format: PDF Cost: Free Send this page to a colleague. Alert me when similar studies are published Brief Synopsis View the Executive Summary This monograph, completed ahead of the November 2014 deadline, examines some of the underlying factors which will…

Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI October 15, 2014 1:40 PM TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic‘s atomic program from attempts at sabotage. In a first, Iran provided public information…

Cyberespionage Attacks Tied to Hackers in Iran

Hackers set up a fake news organization called NewsOnAir.org, and tried to make the site look legitimate by copying and posting news articles and swapping out real writer names with fake ones. Screen shot via iSight Partners By NICOLE PERLROTH   May 29, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — An elaborate, three-year cyberespionage campaign against United States military contractors, members…

Fugitive banker handed over to Iran

A fugitive accused of involvement in the “3,000 billion toman dossier” — the biggest embezzlement case in Iran since the 1979 revolution — was handed over to Iran this week. A photo illustration shows Iranian currency, April 11, 2011. (photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images) Summary – The arrest of the former managing director of Bank Melli…

Iranian Strategy in Syria ( May 2, 2013)

  By Will Fulton, Joseph Holliday, Sam Wyer May 2, 2013 Iranian President Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Assad, and Hezbollah’s Nasrallah appear together on a poster in Damascus, Syria. (Inter Press Service News Agency) This is a joint publication by AEI’s Critical Threats Project and the Institute for the Study of War. Executive Summary The Islamic…