Analysis & Commentary


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?

31st July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Hezbollah ‘Trainer’ Killed During Fighting in Northern Iraq

Bill Roggio

Hezbollah, which helped establish Shia terror groups in Iraq beginning in 2005, said that Ibrahim al Hajj, a trainer, was killed while "performing his jihadi duties" in Tal Afar.

23rd July 2014 - Mentioned by Jamie Dettmer - The Daily Beast

Hezbollah Talks Big But Bows Out of the Gaza War

Jonathan Schanzer

Hamas is increasingly isolated in the region as it fights its ferocious war against Israel. In the old days Hezbollah might have helped—but not now.

22nd July 2014 - FDD Press Release

FDD Welcomes House Approval of Bill Targeting Hezbollah’s Global Threat Network

In a strong sign of bipartisan support for intensified pressure on Hezbollah and its global terrorist network, the House of Representatives voted 404 to 0 to approve the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Brad Schneider...

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.

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...

26th June 2014 - FDD Press Release

FDD Welcomes Committee Approval of Bill Targeting Hezbollah’s Global Threat Network

In a strong sign of bipartisan support for intensified pressure on Hezbollah and its global terrorist network, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Brad Schneider...

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.

18th June 2014 - AM 1070, Houston, TX

Sam Malone Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, discusses the US relationship with Iran in regards to the Iraq conflict.

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.

22nd May 2014 - Now Lebanon

Hezbollah’s Foreign Origins

Tony Badran

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

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.

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.

14th May 2014 - FDD Press Release

FDD Welcomes Bipartisan Sanctions Bill Targeting Hezbollah’s International Network

In a strong sign of bipartisan support for intensified pressure on Hezbollah’s international terrorist financing network, United States Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL)...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

1st April 2014 - The Washington Times

How the U.S. Put Latin America Up for Grabs

Clifford D. May

I’m not about to pretend that spending a few days in this rather funky little surfing village on the Pacific has given me great insights into Latin America’s current political...

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