Keeping Iran in the Dock: A Setback in Argentina?

by Eldar Mamedov One of the key elements of the Trump administration’s case against Iran is the accusation that Tehran is the “world’s foremost global sponsor of terrorism”. The centerpiece of this strategy is the allegation that Iran, acting through… Continue Reading  

Argentina Sees Convictions But No Closure In Terror Attack Cover-Up Trial

by Mike LaSusa An Argentine federal court on Thursday convicted several individuals of meddling with the official investigation into the South American country’s deadliest incident of terrorism, the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires of the AMIA Jewish community center that… Continue Reading  

Alberto Nisman Was Murdered, But We Still Don’t Know Why

by Mike LaSusa Investigators in Argentina have finally determined, after more than two-and-a-half years, that the gunshot to the head that killed controversial prosecutor Alberto Nisman in January 2015 was delivered by someone other than Nisman himself. The Wall Street… Continue Reading  

Overblown Claims about Hezbollah in Latin America

by Michael LaSusa  Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public opinion surveys, many Latin… Continue Reading  

My Long, Long-Delayed Response to ProPublica

by Jim Lobe As readers of this blog know, I’ve had a series of exchanges with editors at ProPublica regarding my critique of an article published July 11 and entitled “The Terror Threat and Iran’s Inroads in Latin America” by their award-winning… Continue Reading