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Iran’s Global Terrorist Reach

May 31, 2010

The United States became painfully aware of the threat posed by global jihadism after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Until that day, Iranian-backed terrorist networks, such as Hezbollah, were responsible for killing more American citizens than al-Qaeda. In the years since, the balance has been gradually tilting back towards Iran. In the words […]

Syria’s Strategy in Lebanon

February 28, 2009

Since the advent of Hafez al-Assad’s dictatorship in Damascus in 1971, Syria’s role in the region, and particularly in Lebanon, has been described in two diametrically opposing narratives. The difference between these two narratives is so wide that one of them has to be wrong. The school of engagement insists on Assad’s unavoidable role as […]

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