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Iranian Cyber Threat to the U.S. Homeland
Congressional Testimony - April 26, 2012
 

Congressman Lundgren, Congressman Meehan, distinguished members of the Subcommittees:

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to address the cyber warfare capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the threat that they pose to the U.S. homeland.

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Iranian regime, now being squeezed significantly by sanctions from the United States and Europe and grappling with significant domestic socio-economic malaise, is far from an imminent threat to the American homeland (even if it does present a vexing foreign policy challenge for the U.S. and its allies). Yet, over the past three years, the Iranian regime has invested heavily in both defensive and offensive capabilities in cyberspace. Equally significant, its leaders now increasingly appear to view cyber warfare as a potential avenue of action against the United States.

 
AFPC Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism Avi Jorisch cited in the Global Post regarding Australian commercial ties to Iran
Media Appearances - April 10, 2012
 

AFPC Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism Avi Jorisch cited in the Global Post regarding Australian commercial ties to Iran

 
Ilan Berman radio interview with XM Radio’s Brett Winterble Show re: Iran
Media Appearances - March 13, 2012
 

Ilan Berman radio interview with XM Radio’s Brett Winterble Show re: Iran

 
Ilan Berman radio interview with The John Bachelor Show re: Iran
Media Appearances - March 8, 2012
 

Ilan Berman radio interview with The John Bachelor Show re: Iran

 
Ilan Berman print interview with the Jerusalem Post re: conflict with Iran
Media Appearances - March 8, 2012
 

Berman print interview with the Jerusalem Post re: conflict with Iran

 
Ilan Berman print interview with Oil Daily re: new banking sanctions against Iran
Media Appearances - March 7, 2012
 

Ilan Berman print interview with Oil Daily re: new banking sanctions against Iran

 
Ilan Berman print interview with ESFE news agency (Spain) re: Barak visit, U.S.-Israel relations, Iran
Media Appearances - February 29, 2012
 

Ilan Berman print interview with ESFE news agency (Spain) re: Barak visit, U.S.-Israel relations, Iran

 
Ilan Berman radio interview with XM Radio’s Brett Winterble Show re: Iran
Media Appearances - February 28, 2012
 

Ilan Berman radio interview with XM Radio’s Brett Winterble Show re: Iran

 
Iran's Activity And Influence In Latin America
Congressional Testimony - February 16, 2012
 

1Although Iran's inroads into the Western Hemisphere have recently garnered considerable attention among experts and the press, the motivations behind them remain poorly understood. Yet in tracing Iran's pattern of behavior in the region over the past several years, it is possible to discern four distinct strategic objectives.

 
Ilan Berman print interview with O Globo (Brazil) re: Iran in Latin America
Media Appearances - February 16, 2012
 

Ilan Berman print interview with O Globo (Brazil) re: Iran in Latin America