Hezbollah

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...

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...