Team Praescient seeks to empower analysts, policy-makers, and senior leaders with the latest analytic tools and methodologies. The following demo presents analysis conducted by the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Critical Threats Project (CTP), and leverages the power of Palantir to examine networks associated with the Iranian Regime.
On October 11, 2011, the United States Department of Justice revealed that they had foiled a plot to assassinate the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States. The plot was planned and financed by officials of the Iranian Regime’s Quds Force, a wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). While Quds Force-sponsored militants have attacked United States personnel in Iraq for years, the recent plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador to the United States is the first known attempt to launch an attack on U.S. soil. The plot marked the launch of an Iranian campaign of attacks in North and South America, reportedly including follow-on attacks against Saudi and Israeli embassies.