Revolution Unveiled: A Closer Look at Iran's Presence and Influence in the Middle East

(Atlantic Council) Phillip Smyth, Tim Michetti, and Owen Daniels - Iran is waging asymmetric warfare in the Middle East, to exploit social and sectarian tensions with the aim of destabilizing and gaining influence over its neighbors. Through four case studies of Iraq, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, this report systematically examines new or less-known methods Iran employs to project its influence beyond its borders. The picture that emerges shows Iran as the preeminent state actor working to undermine U.S. policy in the Middle East and restructure the regional order to its liking.

2017-09-19 00:00:00

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