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6th October 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on fighting between Al Nusrah and Hezbollah in Lebanon. more...

10th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Aided Hezbollah Brigades in Breaking Islamic State Siege of Iraqi Town

Bill Roggio

Hezbollah Brigades, which was listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2009, now controls access to Amerli. more...

18th August 2014 – The National Interest

Time for the EU to Outlaw All of Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

On July 18, barely two years after a Hezbollah suicide bomber murdered five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian bus driver outside a Bulgarian airport, investigators announced that they had identified him as the Lebanese-French dual national Mohamad Hassan El-Husseini. more...

13th August 2014 – The Washington Times

America Needs an ‘Overarching Strategy’

Clifford D. May

Here’s the dilemma: How do we stop the Islamic State without strengthening the Islamic Republic? more...

11th July 2014 – Quoted by Oren Dorell & Mariam Hamed - USA Today

Israel Vows To Continue Airstrikes Despite Growing Pressure

Tony Badran

As the Palestinian death toll rose, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Friday to continue to target members of Hamas with air strikes in Gaza until rockets the militant group has been firing into Israel from the southern border halt. more...

7th July 2014 – Mentioned by Brett Logiurato & Michael B Kelley - Business Insider

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Forming Alliances We Never Thought Possible

Tony Badran

Here's how quickly things can change in the volatile Middle East: Less than one year ago, President Barack Obama considered airstrikes against military targets held by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a chemical weapons attack killed as many as 1,400 people in the capital. more...

26th June 2014 – Cited by Alexander Corbeil - Carnegie Endowment For International Peace

Hezbollah’s Iraq Problems

Tony Badran

Events in Iraq, where the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has routed government forces since June 10, have sent reverberations across the region. more...

10th June 2014 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - JTA

Palestinians Avoid U.S. Aid Cutoff, But What Happens When Hamas Runs In Elections?

Jonathan Schanzer

A range of American Middle East policy analysts and current and former U.S. officials say that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threaded the needle last week... more...

25th May 2014 – The Tower

Hezbollah Official: “Israel Is The Main Enemy”

Tony Badran

The Daily Star yesterday reported on a speech given by Hezbollah’s deputy leader, Sheikh Naim Qassem. more...

22nd May 2014 – Now Lebanon

Hezbollah’s Foreign Origins

Tony Badran

The party’s origins predate Israel’s invasion of South Lebanon in 1982... more...

20th May 2014 – Now Lebanon

US Targets Hezbollah’s Wallet

Mark Dubowitz

A new act of Congress may have significant repercussions on the Party's finances. more...

15th May 2014 – Quoted by JNS

Hezbollah Forced to Cut Budget Over Iran Aid Shortage, Faces New U.S. Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

A source close to the central command of Hezbollah said the terror group is feeling the effects of Iran’s tough economic situation and will be forced to slash its budget. more...

8th May 2014 – NOW Media

No Need for Compromise

Tony Badran

On Wednesday, Lebanon's parliament once again failed to achieve the required quorum to hold the session to elect a new president. As the country now faces the... more...

14th April 2014 – Foreign Policy

No Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

On April 8, German police officers raided the offices of the innocuously named Lebanon Orphan Children Project (Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon e.V.) across six... more...

10th April 2014 – NOW Media

Containing the Security Threat

Tony Badran

In an interview this week, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah offered a confident reading of the situation in Syria and of his party’s involvement there. more...

7th April 2014 – Quoted by Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor

House Bill Demands Tougher Line Against Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer

House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill Monday aimed at cutting off money and propaganda support for Hezbollah. The... more...

5th April 2014 – The Jerusalem Post

Bulgaria Transfers 2012 Bus Bomb Case to Burgas Amid New Evidence

Benjamin Weinthal

Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said on Friday that the authorities transferred the investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack... more...

27th March 2014 – NOW Media

The Sum of Its Parts

Tony Badran

After a period of absence and rumors that he’d been killed, the controversial Salafist figure Ahmad al-Assir issued a new video message in which he attacked the Lebanese Armed... more...

18th March 2014 – The Washington Times

Middle East Future Shock

Clifford D. May

Almost a hundred years ago, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the last in a succession of Islamic caliphates stretching back more than a millennium, transformed the... more...

17th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Fall of Yabroud and What’s Next for Syria’s Civil War

Tony Badran

On Sunday, a day after the three-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising, Assad regime forces and Hezbollah units reclaimed most parts of the rebel-held... more...

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Benjamin Weinthal

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Jonathan Schanzer

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Reuel Marc Gerecht

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cia, iran, iraq

John Hannah

Senior Fellow

Tony Badran

Research Fellow, Levant

Events

7th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

The Levant Unraveling: How the Crisis in Syria is Impacting the Region

A Conversation with Jonathan Spyer, Tony Badran, Michael Doran, Oubai Shahbandar and John Hannah

How has Assad’s strategy evolved? With various factions and stakeholders pitted against each other, how are the competing endgames and tactics of groups like ISIS and Nusra impacting the dynamic of the conflict? How are the reverberations from the ever-bloodier conflict in Syria being felt far beyond its borders in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the Palestinian territories? What will the Montreux talks mean for Syria and the path forward for the international community? How are Iran and Hezbollah influencing the conflict and altering the situation on the ground? What is the way forward?

17th October 2013 - 6:30 PM

Hezbollah’s Reach Around the World

A conversation with Matthew Levitt and Reuel Marc Gerecht

Hezbollah—Lebanon's "Party of God"—is much more than a political party. It’s an Islamic Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. But Hezbollah’s reach is not limited to Lebanon; it extends far beyond that country’s borders with worldwide financial and logistical networks supporting its covert criminal and terrorist operations worldwide from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. And what is the extent of Hezbollah's role in Iran's shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world?