Jim Hanson
Jim Hanson

Jim served in US Army Special Forces and conducted counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency as well as diplomatic, intelligence and humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, C-Span, and numerous national radio shows. He is the president of the Security Studies Group

The Failure of Iran’s Shia Crescent

Iran is facing major challenges to its position as a regional power. Economic problems brought about by mismanagement and corruption and increased by U.S. sanctions have made funding its network of proxy forces difficult. This has led to increasingly disruptive protests in Lebanon as well.

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