Hezbollah

The Best of Frenemies

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend," goes an ancient proverb. New common enemies in today’s Middle East might not turn old foes into friends, but they may at least create a détente, allowing adversaries to join together against larger threats.

One example: The United...

Syria Post Assad – No Closer to Pluralism

In the early days of the Syrian rebellion, it was widely assumed that the Assad dictatorship would collapse in short order. The “Arab Spring” had already cast off tyrannies in Tunisia and Egypt. The Ghaddafi regime in Libya would soon join that list. The decline in oil prices was...

CEP Applauds Gambian Government for Expelling Hizballah Funder

CEP applauded the government of Gambia for expelling Lebanese businessman Husayn Tajideen, who provided substantial financial support to violent extremist group Hizballah. Husayn, Ali and Kassim Tajideen have all been sanctioned by the U.S. for funding Hizballah.

Chances of Another Hezbollah-Israeli War Unlikely

A January 18 Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria left six dead, including a senior Iranian general who had been advising the Syrian military. The strike had been in response to Syrian rocket fire within the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Hezbollah responded 10 days later with a...

Hezbollah Paying the Price for Iran’s Syrian Intervention

The Syrian Civil War continues to frustrate the international community. A solution to effectively stop the slaughter or stem the flow of refugees has yet to be found.  What seemingly began as an effort to free the Syrian people from a tyrannical dictator has been transformed into a proxy...