Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network

  • September 5, 2013
  • Scott Modell, David Asher
  • Reports

In focusing on the challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions, U.S. policymakers have overlooked the threat posed by Tehran’s global revolutionary network argue Scott Modell and Dr. David Asher in Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network.  Mr. Modell, a Non-Resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Dr. Asher, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, report that for more than 30 years, Iran has utilized a network of government and non-government organizations to promote the Islamic revolution abroad. They call upon Washington to “conduct an active pushback campaign to combat Iran’s regional and global influence” that includes improving government coordination and information sharing and creating an illicit finance czar at the Treasury Department.