Hezbollah’s Influence in Lebanon

The Iranian-sponsored Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has grown militarily and politically despite U.N. resolutions and international agreements demanding its disarmament. In coming parliamentary elections May 6, Hezbollah will attempt to further increase its political power. CEP's new resource, Hezbollah's Influence in Lebanon, traces the group's history from its guerrilla origins into an organization that has permeated Lebanese society and threatened regional and international security.  

Iraqi Shiite Militias Bolster Pro-Assad Forces in Aleppo, Accused by U.N. of Human Rights Abuses

CEP released updated resources on two of the most powerful Iraqi Shiite militias, Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), trained and supported by Iran, that are fighting with Hezbollah for the Assad regime in Syria. On December 13, 2016, the United Nations implicated AAH’s Syrian wing in the slaughter of dozens of civilians in Aleppo. Despite a July Human Rights Watch report that documented killings, disappearances, torture, and the destruction of homes by Iraqi militia groups during the fight to retake Iraqi Sunni-dominated areas from ISIS, the Shiite militias were formally recognized by the Iraqi Parliament in November 2016.

Time for Europe to Designate All of Hezbollah

Europe has a Hezbollah problem. A year after a suspected Hezbollah bus bombing killed seven in Bulgaria in July 2012, the European Union designated Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist organization. But the EU drew a...

Give UNIFIL Some Teeth

The U.N. Security Council recently renewed the mandate of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the international peacekeeping force that has been present in Lebanon since 1978. Under pressure from the United States, the Security Council...

U.S. Supreme Court Final Hurdle for Terror Victims

The families of American victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism could soon see a small measure of justice in the form of financial compensation after many years of pursuing legal action against Iran. However, as surprising as it sounds, the last hurdle preventing the potential payout could be...