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Nakissa Jahanbani

Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy

Nakissa Jahanbani is an Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Combating Terrorism Center and the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. She teaches an introductory course on terrorism, SS465 (Terrorism: New Challenges). At the CTC, she studies various aspects of Iran’s network of proxy militias. She is currently working on a project that looks at the evolution of Iran’s relationship with its proxies in Iraq and Syria over time.

How much influence does Iran have over its proxies?

Tehran calls Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis its "Axis of Resistance"—but that's not quite right.


Iran terror blast highlights success, and risks, of ISIS-K's regional strategy

The group's Jan. 3 bombing raises two critical issues with grave security implications.