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The Strategic Studies Institute: The 2006 Lebanon Campaign and the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army and Defense Policy

Authors: Stephen D. Biddle and Jeffrey A. Friedman

This monograph assesses the claim that future warfare is a matter of nonstate actors employing irregular methods against Western states through a detailed analysis of Hezbollah’s military behavior, coupled with deductive inference from observable Hezbollah behavior in the field to findings for their larger strategic intent for the campaign.

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The Heart of Lebanon's Strife

Author: Mohamad Bazzi
Christian Science Monitor

Mohamad Bazzi argues that while some of the blame for the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites in Lebanon can be placed on their “external masters” like the U.S. and Iran, most of the blame rests with the Lebanese themselves and their antiquated power-sharing pact.

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Bazzi: Who Killed Imad Mugniyah?

Mohamad Bazzi interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Mohamad Bazzi, former Middle East correspondent for Newsday, says evidence suggests Israel’s intelligence agents as the most likely source of the bomb that killed Hezbollah terrorist chief Imad Mugniyah, but other scenarios also are feasible.

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