Analysis & Commentary


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...

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...

20th March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

The UN report on human rights and Hezbollah operations in Syria.

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...

11th March 2014 - New York Daily News

Not Quiet on the Northern Front

Benjamin Weinthal

The disintegration of the Syrian state into warring enclaves is bringing with it new challenges and threats for Israel. Alarm bells have now been sounded on Israel'’...

10th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-affiliated Groups Claim Credit for Joint Attack on Hezbollah

Thomas Joscelyn

he Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon have claimed joint responsibility for rocket attacks on Hezbollah's "strongholds."

7th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Moves Against the Muslim Brotherhood

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia escalated its campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood today by including the organization on a controversial new list of terrorist movements.

6th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Syrian “M-302” Rockets Intercepted on the Red Sea

Patrick Megahan

Early Wednesday morning, a special operations unit of the Israeli Navy conducted what appears to be a long-planned boarding operation of a Panamanian-flagged...

5th March 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

What the Iranian Arms Shipment Means

Mark Dubowitz

Yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to great lengths to emphasize the nature of the Iranian regime and its true intentions.

5th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Israeli Navy Intercepts Iranian Weapons Shipment Headed for Gaza

Israeli forces this morning intercepted a Panamian-flagged cargo vessel near Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The vessel, identified as the Klos-C,

3rd March 2014 - National Review Online

College Campus Gives Iran Nuke Thug Hero’s Welcome

Claudia Rosett

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, did not take questions from the international press while in Vienna last month for nuclear talks.

3rd March 2014 - The Canadian Jewish News

Beyond Nuclear: The Threat of Iranian Terrorism

Sheryl Saperia

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have dominated headlines worldwide. With the debate inundated with references to break-out times, heavy-water plants...

26th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Fighters Kill Foreign Jihadists in Ambush

Bill Roggio

The Syrian military and its ally Hezbollah killed more than 170 Islamists from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch

21st February 2014 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Al-Qaida Unlikely to Force Hezbollah Out of Syria

Tony Badran

Could the continued onslaught by al-Qaida-linked jihadists force Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from the Syrian war? Probably not. Such a withdrawal would seemingly...

19th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Abdullah Azzam Brigades Launches Double Suicide Attack on Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

Bill Roggio

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed today's twin suicide attack in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that killed at least five people and wounded more than

8th February 2014 - CNN

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

Will a Middle East arms race arise from the Iranian nuclear program and regional instability? FDD's Jonathan Schanzer describes a 'jittery' Middle East.

6th February 2014 - Cited by Caroline B. Glick, The Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Bomb in the Basement

Jonathan Schanzer

It is happening in slow motion, to be sure. But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East. For years, US leaders...

3rd February 2014 - Foreign Policy

An Edge in the Desert

Jonathan Schanzer

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion...

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