October 7, 2019

Hezbollah’s Monopoly and Evolution of the Narrative of Resistance

Introduction Since its official founding in 1985 at the height of the Lebanese civil war and in the aftermath of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, […]
August 26, 2019

The Populist Nationalism of the Free Patriotic Movement

In conjunction with the surge of right-wing populism in Europe and the US, Lebanon appears to be witnessing a similar phenomenon. Even though nationalist and sectarian […]
July 31, 2019

The Dilemma of the Return of ISIS Foreign Fighters

With the facilitation of global communication and travels, foreign fighter involvement in conflicts has been steadily rising, notably with the conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, […]
June 7, 2019

Western Sanctions and their Impact on the Reconstruction of Syria

As the Syrian war enters its 8th year, the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, has regained control of the vital areas of Syria. The […]
March 19, 2019

Latin America: A Key Part of Hezbollah’s Global Network

Introduction ”The resistance support association must significantly energize its activities. It must provide an opportunity for jihad by money. The sanctions are a form of war… […]
August 15, 2018

China's Rising Role in the Middle East: An Overview

China and the Middle East share a similar recent history as they both suffered from colonialism, aim to maintain their independence, and develop their economy (Zhang, […]
August 16, 2017

Paris Agreement: A Shift towards Peaceful Settlement in Libya?

By Jimmy Mattar & Elie Ziadeh The conflict in Libya has been raging on since the revolution against Qaddafi took place, and until now, there is […]
June 7, 2017

What Comes After ISIS?

With the recurring territorial losses that ISIS has endured during the past months, the decrease in financial income, plunge of foreign fighter flow, and the upcoming […]
March 14, 2017

Human Rights in Post-Revolution Constitutions: Perspectives for the Future of Syria – Part Three/Three

A constitution is a pivotal factor in the long-term success or failure of the democratic transition that a country has after passing through an uprising or […]
January 25, 2017

Human Rights in Post-Revolution Tunisian and Egyptian Constitutions: Perspectives for a Future Syrian Constitution – Part Two/Three: Egypt

A constitution is a pivotal factor in the long-term success or failure of the democratic transition that a country has after passing through an uprising or […]