Analysis & Commentary


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...

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...

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