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Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Ethnic motivations underlying Hizbullah’s politics acting upon the perceived interests of the Shiite community in Lebanon are likely to further erode its legitimacy.

Comparing Goals and Aspirations of National 
vs Transnational Islamist Movements

Comparing Goals and Aspirations of National 
vs Transnational Islamist Movements

National-based Islamist movements and transnational-based Islamist movements have different approaches to diverse political attitudes and religious value systems.

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

From perspectives on Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah to the current nuclear stand-off, the four books in this feature offer the latest scholarship on US-Iranian relations.

Moral Outrage Necessitates Defining a Strategy for Syria

Moral Outrage Necessitates Defining a Strategy for Syria

The Obama administration has to contextualize its potential strike in Syria by formulating its military objectives within a political framework that aims to stop the vicious mayhem engulfing Syria.

The Syria on the Horizon

The Syria on the Horizon

Bashar al-Assad and his circle will continue to refuse any Syria that is not theirs. There is no daylight for diplomacy here. A plausible scenario involves a war of multiple phases lasting years.

Are They Intervening Yet? Power and Spillover in the Syrian Conflict

Are They Intervening Yet? Power and Spillover in the Syrian Conflict

Any question about whether the west should intervene in Syria is a fairly moot point when considering history. Although it may not be immediately recognisable, we have been intervening for some time.

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran’s influence on the Arab world is waning. The regime faces increasing domestic and international pressures, and is looking for a game changer. This is why a military strike on Iran must be avoided.

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

The launch of missiles and public provocation against Israel give Hizbollah, Iran and Syria much prestige without risking any significant retaliation due to the current election season.

After Assad: A Host of Challenges

After Assad: A Host of Challenges

Relations with a post-Assad Syria remain uncertain. Should Islamic militants play a role in a new order, they would likely be suspicious of the West, and deeply resentful of US support for Israel.

The Lebanese Cabinet Wears Hezbollah (And Iranian) Colours

The Lebanese Cabinet Wears Hezbollah (And Iranian) Colours

Looking ahead there are two major concerns for Lebanon. Firstly, if a new government cannot kick start the ailing economy and publicly support the Lebanese people by providing much needed water and electricity projects, then Hezbollah’s influence will grow, as Iranian money will finance vital social programmes, as witnessed already in the south of the country.

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