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Mar 08

Iranian Support for Terrorism: The Shadow War

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Iran is the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, a factor that has made its nuclear weapons program all the more threatening to a wide variety of nations. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Tehran has seized American diplomats, ordered American hostages to be taken in Lebanon, assassinated Iranian opposition leaders at home and abroad, and supported a stealthy terrorist war against the United States, Israel, and other nations. What are the implications of Iran's longstanding history of terrorism for the Middle East and for U.S. Policy?

More About the Speakers

Dr. Christopher Harmon
Kim T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency & Terrorism,
Marine Corps University

Dr. Kenneth Katzman
Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs,
Congressional Research Service

James Phillips
Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs,
Douglas and Sarah Allison
Center for Foreign Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Michael Kraft
Counterterrorism Consultant