Iranian Influences

Iran poses a unique national security challenge to the United States. Not only is Iran expanding its influence into Iraq, Afghanistan, and Latin America, but it also has aspirations to become a nuclear power while sponsoring global terrorism through its surrogate, Hezbollah.

Part I

Palantir is used to present analysis of Iran’s kinetic and political influence in the Middle East, including supplying weapons, smuggling, and political influence in Iraq.

Part II

Part two of this video presents analysis of Iran’s military capabilities based on open source research. Palantir is used to examine Iran’s nuclear capabilities, naval and air forces, ballistic missile capabilities, and the Qods force.

Part III

Palantir is used to examine Iran’s leadership activities and pressure points. Specifically, we will look at Ahmadinejad’s diplomatic outreach efforts in Latin America and how the United States can apply pressure on Iran through enhanced sanctions.

Note: All data contained in these videos are unclassified and open-source.

Open source data sources used in this video:

  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Oil and Gas Journal
  • Wikipedia
  • Center For Strategic and Int’l Studies (CSIS)
  • Institute For The Study of War (ISW)
  • Institute for Science and Int’l Security (ISIS)
  • Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
  • World Nuclear Association (WNA)
  • Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • The Jamestown Foundation
  • Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
  • Official Website of U.S. Forces – Iraq
  • The Institute For National Strategic Studies (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Iraq High Electoral Commission –
  • PressTV Iran
  • Mehr News
  • Radio Free Europe

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