Analysis & Commentary

20th September 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Hezbollah Armed with Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Jonathan Schanzer

The terror group Hezbollah has assumed control of at least a portion of Syria’s chemical weapons cache, according to a Syrian military commander, multiple...

19th September 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Strategy in Syria

Ali Alfoneh

“We must possess Syria. If the chain from Lebanon to here is cut, bad things will happen,” former Iranian president Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said...

9th September 2013 - The Atlantic

Will Syria Attack Israel if the U.S. Attacks Syria?

Benjamin Weinthal

Deliberate neutrality and ambiguity have thus far governed Israel’s reaction to the Syrian civil war, but America’s deliberations over whether to strike Assad...

4th September 2013 - Quoted by Guy Taylor, Washington Times

Iran’s Fury: Ready to Unleash Hezbollah, Kidnap Americans if U.S. Strikes Syria

Mark Dubowitz

They're weighing whether to order Hezbollah to launch rockets at Israel or target U.S. warships in the Mediterranean. Or they could send shadowy groups...

29th August 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

Hezbollah's role in the Syria crisis and potential US intervention.

26th August 2013 - Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Local Syrian Proxies, Hezbollah Stooges

Tony Badran

Lebanese authorities have arrested two suspects affiliated with a pro-Syrian regime group in the bombing of two Sunni mosques in Tripoli on Friday.

23rd August 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Michael Ledeen

FDD's Michael Ledeen provides an overview of his recent article “Its War You Idiots!”, as well Syrian chemical weapon attacks, and the situation in Egypt.

22nd August 2013 - NOW

Hezbollah Holds Lebanon’s Sunnis Hostage

Tony Badran

It didn’t take long after last week’s car bomb in Al-Roueiss for Hezbollah to lay out its plan of attack. The group immediately announced a retaliatory...

22nd August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designates 4 Members of Hezbollah’s Leadership

The Treasury Department today designated four members of Hezbollah's leadership who are "responsible for operations throughout the Middle East."

21st August 2013 - The Australian

Hezbollah’s Other Wing Must be Clipped

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Last month, when the EU decided to designate Hezbollah's military wing a terrorist organisation, it embraced a policy that Australia adopted in 2003.

10th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Bahrain Blocks Hezbollah’s al Manar Television Website

Toby Dershowitz

While the camera's eye has been focused on the July designation of Hezbollah's so-called "military wing" by the European Union, the Iran-backed organization...

8th August 2013 - NOW

Accomplices to Hezbollah

Tony Badran

In the past two months, the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” as a terrorist entity, and the Gulf Arab statesannounced their intention...

1st August 2013 - CIted by The Tower

Hamas Moves To Strengthen Relations With Iran, Hezbollah to Shore Up Regional Standing

Jonathan Schanzer

Recent months have seen a percipitous decline in Hamas’s strategic and diplomatic standing. The Arab Spring and the Islamist governments that it empowered...

31st July 2013 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

The Iran-Syria Nexus and its Implications for the Region

Mark Dubowitz

Thank you for having this hearing specifically on the topic of the Iran-Syria nexus. The more we talk about Iran’s machinations in Syria as a window...

29th July 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah Suspect Behind Burgas Attack Active on Facebook

Benjamin Weinthal

The Lebanese-Australian Hezbollah suspect Meliad Farah, who is sought by the Bulgarian authorities for his role in a deadly terrorist bombing...

28th July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

The EU recognizes Hezbollah as a terrorist organization; why won’t the UN?

26th July 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Follow-Up Needed After the EU’s Hezbollah Ban

Toby Dershowitz

The European Union (EU) dealt a blow to the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah earlier this week, blacklisting the organization’s military wing.

25th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Names of Hezbollah Terrorists Linked to Burgas Attack Released

Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior today released the names and photos of two Hezbollah operatives tied to the Burgas terror attack in July 2012 that killed...

25th July 2013 - NOW Lebanon

Western Debate Over Hezbollah Obscures its True Nature

Tony Badran

Shortly after the European Union’s decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s so-called “military wing” on Tuesday, Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans...

24th July 2013 - Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

Canada Pushed EU to Add Hezbollah to List of Banned Terrorist Organizations, Official Says

Mark Dubowitz

Canadian diplomats mounted a behind-the-scenes push to convince European countries to outlaw the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah as a terrorist organization...


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