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January 3, 2014

Lebanon
Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s long-standing resistance to Israel gained this Lebanon-based Shiite political party and militant group broad support, but its involvement in Syria’s civil war may jeopardize its domestic …

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut

June 19, 2015

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Jews, an Afternoon With Hezbollah, and Moroccan Salafis

Sigal Samuel reviews a new Ramadan television series about Egypt’s Jewish community. The Beirut Report recounts the story of a journalist held by Hezbollah in southern Beirut. Imad Stitou argues th…

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January 10, 2014

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Why Shiites Fight, Egyptian Time Warp, and Militia Madness in Libya

Rodger Shanahan says that Shiites fighting in Syria are doing so not for sectarian reasons, but rather for reasons of geopolitics and self-preservation. Mohammed Fadel argues that Egypt has returned…

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December 6, 2006

Iraq
The Baker-Hamilton Commission (aka Iraq Study Group)

As the much-discussed Iraq Study Group gears up to give its final report to Congress, there is a flurry of speculation over what its recommendations will include. Here is an inside look at the so-cal…

June 1, 2013

Nigeria
Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, explores the country's postcolonial history and examines the events and conditions that have carried this troubled giant to the edge.

February 15, 2013

Syria
The Hezbollah Connection in Syria and Iran

In recent years, the strategic alliance between Iran and Hezbollah has grown to the point where the Lebanese militant group’s fealty to Tehran is paramount, a dynamic currently on display in Syria, s…

August 10, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
The Al-Qaeda-Hezbollah Relationship

Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are supposedly rival groups on opposite sides of sectarian lines. Yet recent statements from senior al-Qaeda leadership suggest a common enemy may be drawing them together, and…

April 25, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Ibrahim Jaafari

This publication is now archived. What kind of prime minister will Ibrahim Jaafari make?Jaafari, 58, is a conservative, religious Shiite. For nearly 40 years, he has been active in the Islamic Dawa P…

March 5, 2009

Syria
U.S. Diplomatic Overture to Syria Unlikely to Narrow Gulf of Differences

Elliott Abrams, former chief Middle East adviser on the National Security Council, says the Obama administration’s move to send diplomats to Damascus for talks marks "a real policy change" but he is …

September 5, 2008

Elections and Voting