Analysis & Commentary


6th July 2016 - Quoted by Raymond Tanter - Foreign Policy

Iran and its Protégées

Tony Badran, Jonathan Schanzer

What if we understood al Qaeda and the Islamic State as protégées of Iran, rather than merely its rivals?

3rd July 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany harbors 300 Hamas, 950 Hezbollah members and activists

Benjamin Weinthal

Some 300 Hamas members and supporters – as well as 950 Hezbollah activists and members – are operating in Germany, the country’s domestic intelligence agency said in its annual federal report, the same numbers as were listed in its 2013 and 2014 reports.

17th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Hezbollah issued veiled warning hours prior to Beirut bank bombing

David Daoud

A bomb blast exploded in Beirut’s Verdun neighborhood on Sunday, outside of the headquarters of the Banque du Liban et d’Outre-Mer (BLOM). No fatalities were reported from the attack, but two people suffered minor injuries. Commenting on the bombing, Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nouhad...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iranian News Agency Threatened Lebanese Banks Hours Before Beirut Bombing

Tony Badran

A semi-official Iranian news agency issued a report threatening Lebanon’s banking sector if it complied with a U.S. sanctions law targeting Hezbollah just hours before a bomb exploded outside a Beirut bank on Sunday, NOW Media news reported on Monday.

14th June 2016 - Quoted by Donna Abu-Nasr - Bloomberg

In War and Now Finance, Losses Mount for Iranian Ally Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran may be emerging from the grip of western sanctions, but one of the most formidable militant groups it funds is paying the price.

13th June 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

Hezbollah’s Incendiary Threat to Lebanon’s Banks

Tony Badran

On Sunday night, a bomb detonated outside the Banque du Liban et d’Outre-Mer (BLOM), in the Verdun neighborhood of Beirut.

13th June 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Should there be a new push to outlaw all of Hezbollah in the EU?

Benjamin Weinthal

A US Congress hearing on Wednesday spotlighted Hezbollah's role in an international narcotic trafficking operation that enables the Lebanese Shi'ite group to advance its terrorist goals.

8th June 2016 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Hezbollah moving ‘tons of cocaine’ in Latin America, Europe to finance terror operations

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Hezbollah’s terrorism finance operations are thriving across Latin America months after the Drug Enforcement Administration linked the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group to drug cartels in the region, U.S. lawmakers were told Wednesday.

2nd June 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for research Jonathan Schanzer discusses his recent article, Putting Hezbollah 'Out of Business'

1st June 2016 - The Washington Times

Putting Hezbollah ‘out of business’

Jonathan Schanzer

“After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape in decades,” stated Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence before a congressional hearing last week. “And I can assure you that,...

25th May 2016 - NOW Lebanon

Hezbollah doesn’t want a President – Because it doesn’t want a Lebanese Republic

David Daoud

Hezbollah appears to have switched loyalties in Lebanon’s never-ending presidential race. Despite maintaining long-standing support for the candidacy of the pro-Syrian former general Michel Aoun, the Shiite movement is reportedly now backing his rival for the post, Sleiman Frangieh.

25th May 2016 - Quoted by Gareth Smyth - The Guardian

‘A kind of death’: life on the US Treasury blacklist

Tony Badran, Matthew Levitt

Put aside any image of a global terrorist in an Afghan cave or an armed camp in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

25th May 2016 - The National Interest

Iran and Hezbollah Avoid Blaming Israel for Terrorist Commander’s Death

David Daoud, Amir Toumaj

Mustafa Badreddine, the head of Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria, was recently killed in an explosion near Damascus International Airport.

20th May 2016 - The Weekly Standard

How Iran Shapes Hezbollah

Tony Badran

Following the mysterious death of Hezbollah senior military commander Mustafa Badreddine in Syria last week, speculation continues to swirl over the identity of his possible successor. The prevailing theory holds that this role will fall to Ibrahim Aqil and/or Fuad Shukr, ranking members of...

19th May 2016 - Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

A Terrorist Mastermind’s Career Comes to an End

Clifford D. May

Last week, one of Hizballah’s highest-ranking military commanders, Mustafa Badreddine, was killed in Damascus under mysterious circumstances.

18th May 2016 - Quoted by Lisa Daftari - The Foreign Desk

Iran using commercial airliner to fly fighters, weapons to Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran is using a commercial airliner with ties to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to ferry fighters and weapons to Syria.

18th May 2016 - The Washington Times

A death in Damascus, a funeral in Beirut

Clifford D. May

Five years ago, during the hopefully named Arab Spring, Syrians staged peaceful protests against the ruling dynasty that had long oppressed them. President Bashar al Assad responded brutally: In May 2011, he sent tanks into the suburbs of Damascus, Deraa, Homs and other cities to crush his...

14th May 2016 - The Long War Journal

Syrian rebels deny Hezbollah’s military commander killed in ‘artillery shelling’

Bill Roggio

Hezbollah said an investigation shows that its military commander, Mustafa Badreddine, died on May 12 in rebel “artillery shelling” at Damascus International Airport. However, an independent news organization that diligently monitors the Syrian civil war said that rebel groups have not...

14th May 2016 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Did Israel take advantage of Middle East mayhem to take out Hezbollah leader?

Tony Badran

It remains unclear who killed the top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine this week in Syria, but if Israel turns out to be responsible as a Hezbollah MP claimed, it signals an aggressive tactical move by Israel to take advantage of the mayhem in the region to take out its enemies.

13th May 2016 - Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

Zarif Sends Moderate Condolences to Hezbollah

Tony Badran

Today Iranian foreign minister Mohamed Javad Zarif sent his condolences to Hezbollah general secretary Hassan Nasrallah on the day the party is burying Mustafa Badreddine.

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