Should Hezbollah Be Disarmed?

Jul 09, 2020

Amid Lebanon’s ongoing anti-government protests, various demonstrators have held signs demanding “No weapons but legal weapons. 1559, make it happen.” This is a clear reference to Hezbollah, a hybrid organization, political party, social movement and a regional player with global...

How Lebanon’s “WhatsApp Revolution” Affects Hezbollah

Dec 05, 2019

The Islamic Republic of Iran has invested heavily in Lebanon’s Hezbollah for many years. Considered the world’s most powerful non-state actor, Hezbollah has played a key role in Tehran’s foreign policy in the Arab region.

Argentina Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

Aug 13, 2019

In July 2019, Argentina designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization, accusing the Lebanese Shia group of deadly attacks against the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in the 1990s.

It’s Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

Jun 21, 2019

Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are an effort to signal to the rest of the world that no one is beyond Iran’s reach. There is a tendency in Western policymaking circles to view the consequences of Iran’s actions as being confined to the Middle East. Recent attacks on oil...

The Middle East Will Only Get Worse

Nov 08, 2017

Recent events risk an escalation in those countries in which Saudi Arabia and Iran are battling it out through proxies. As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, there are indications that the Saudi-Iranian proxy war is heating up....

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