The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Author: Matthew Levitt
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626162018
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 3473
Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted organization: It is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon’s largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence and law enforcement officials around the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah’s beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and finally in North America. Levitt also describes Hezbollah’s unit dedicated to supporting Palestinian militant groups and Hezbollah’s involvement in training and supporting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The paperback edition includes a new afterword by the author that updates the book for Hezbollah's role in the civil war in Syria, their ongoing shadow war with Israel, and for the trials of Hezbollah operatives accused of terrorist plots.


A Short History
Author: Augustus R. Norton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691131245
Category: History
Page: 187
View: 6924
With unmatched clarity and authority, the author tells how Hezbollah developed, how it has evolved, and what direction it might take in the future.


The Changing Face of Terrorism
Author: Judith Palmer Harik
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845110246
Category: History
Page: 241
View: 989
The definitive book on Hezbollah and their origins and transformation


A History of the "Party of God"
Author: Dominique Avon,Anaïs-Trissa Khatchadourian,Jane Marie Todd
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070313
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 9866
Hezbollah’s revolutionary role in global politics has invited lionization and vilification, rather than a clear-eyed view of its place in history. Now that the party is in power, how will Hezbollah reconcile its regional obligations with its religious beliefs? This nonpartisan account offers insights that Western media have missed or misunderstood.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823938216
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 3230
Born in the turmoil of the Lebanese civil war and Israel’s twenty-year occupation of southern Lebanon, Hezbollah is many things to many people. To impoverished Lebanese citizens, it is a social services agency, offering assistance the government does not. To militant Lebanese Muslims, it is a political party determined to install a conservative Islamic government. To Israelis and most Westerners, Hezbollah is a terrorist organization bent on destroying Israel and attacking Western interests. Ann Byers expertly sorts through these perceptions of the group and gives readers entrance into the complex world of the Hezbollah.


A Short History - Updated Edition
Author: Augustus Richard Norton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851440
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 3802
With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. Policymakers in the United States and Israel usually denounce it as a dangerous terrorist group and refuse to engage with it, yet even its adversaries need to contend with its durability and resilient popular support. Although Hezbollah’s popularity has declined in many quarters of the Arab world, the Shi‘i group—a hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider—remains the most powerful player in Lebanon. Augustus Richard Norton’s Hezbollah stands as the most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written. This edition, with a new prologue and expanded afterword, analyzes recent momentous events—including Hezbollah’s political performance in Lebanon, inconsistent responses to the Arab Spring, and recent military support of the al-Asad regime in Syria. Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.

Escape the Hezbollah

Author: Pola Muzyka
Publisher: Trinity Matrix Publishing
ISBN: 0981783317
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 1769
A young man struggles to guard and sustain his love for God, his fiance, and his family when faced with the brutality of Sharia law. Escape the Hezbollah is a glorious story of how love can endure through the most cruel, hostile, and depraved environment imaginable. Friends begin to go missing and rumors surface. Some of Joseph's friends are never heard from again. Joseph becomes entrapped in the mystery of his friends' disappearances when, one day after work, he and his friend, Fareed, are forcibly thrown into the backseat of a black Nissan and abducted. The two young men are forced to join a ruthless militia. This military, formed by the IRG to protect Lebanon from invasion by the Israelis, contradicts its credence. Joseph witnesses the most horrific sins that man can inflict upon another human being and he wants out. He thinks his Maker has abandoned him and he questions God's very existence, ultimately doubting his own faith. After grueling years of enduring this military life, escape, and concealment, a way opens up for him to safely flee the country and eventually return to the U.S.

Obamas Kriege

Zerreißprobe einer Präsidentschaft
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641090733
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
View: 6819
BARACK OBAMA - Hoffnung, Aufbruch, Krisen, Alltag – Zeit für eine Zwischenbilanz Barack Obama begann seine Präsidentschaft als neuer Superstar der internationalen Politik, ersehnt von Menschen auf der ganzen Welt als Hoffnungsträger und Heilsbringer. Inzwischen ist er auf dem Boden der mühsamen Tagespolitik angekommen, bedrängt von ungelösten Konflikten in Nahost und Afghanistan und Krisen im eigenen Land. Wird er den Vorschusslorbeeren noch gerecht? Journalistenlegende Bob Woodward schafft es wie kein Zweiter in Washington, sich Zugang zu den brisanten Geheimnissen der Regierenden zu verschaffen. In seinem neuen Buch gibt er erstmals einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit des US-Präsidenten jenseits der offiziellen Kommunikation des Weißen Hauses. Schon bald muss sich Obama wieder dem Wahlkampf stellen, da kommt Woodwards spannend erzählte Zwischenbilanz, die vor allem auch den Außenpolitiker Obama in den Blick nimmt, zur rechten Zeit. • Das neue Buch des weltweit bekannten Bestsellerautors • Der erste Blick hinter die Kulissen der Obama-Regierung

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1844671534
Page: N.A
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The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policy

Understanding the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli War
Author: Henrietta Wilkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136776761
Category: Political Science
Page: 180
View: 8315
Seeking to explain Lebanon’s behavior in the international arena during the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, this book offers a critique of both systemic and sub state factors in determining foreign policy decisions. The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policy illustrates how systemic theories are limited in terms of explaining foreign policy decisions because they largely ignore the role of internal, or sub state, factors. Within Lebanon, foreign policy is split between the interests of different internal Lebanese groups working in alliance with external actors. The competing interests of these internal groups compromise the cohesion of the Lebanese state and its capacity to promote its own interests above those of the different internal groups. The example of Lebanon during the 2006 war thus demonstrates the importance of these sub state factors in influencing state behaviour on an international level. Arguing that a more pluralistic approach is necessary in order to understand the conditions that affect the foreign policy making of the Lebanese state, this book fills an important gap in the literature on the topic and will be of interest to students of International Relations, Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies amongst others.

The Road to Fatima Gate

The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel
Author: Michael Totten
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036551
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 9483
The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history’s violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten’s version of events in one of the most volatile countries in the world’s most volatile region is one part war correspondence, one part memoir, and one part road movie. He sets up camp in a tent city built in downtown Beirut by anti-Syrian dissidents, is bullied and menaced by Hezbollah’s supposedly friendly “media relations” department, crouches under fire on the Lebanese-Israeli border during the six-week war in 2006, witnesses an Israeli ground invasion from behind a line of Merkava tanks, sneaks into Hezbollah’s postwar rubblescape without authorization, and is attacked in Beirut by militiamen who enforce obedience to the “resistance” at the point of a gun. From the Cedar Revolution that ousted the occupying Syrian military regime in 2005 to the devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 to Hezbollah’s slow-motion but violent assault on Lebanon’s elected government and capital, Totten’s account is both personal and comprehensive. He simplifies the bewildering complexity of the Middle East; gains access to major regional players as well as to the man on the street; and personally witnesses most of the events he describes. The Road to Fatima Gate should be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the Middle East, Iran’s expansionist foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, asymmetric warfare, and terrorism in the aftermath of September 11.

Coffee with Hezbollah

Author: Belén Fernández
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557853168
Page: N.A
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Background and Issues for Congress
Author: Casey L. Addis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143794177X
Page: 31
View: 6972
Lebanon's Hezbollah (HZ) is a Shiite Islamist militia, political party, social welfare org., and U.S. State Dept.-designated terrorist org. Its armed element receives support from Iran and Syria and possesses paramilitary and unconventional warfare capabilities. In the wake of the summer 2006 war between Israel and HZ, and an armed domestic confrontation between HZ and rival Lebanese groups in May 2008, Lebanon's political process is now focused on HZ's future role in the country. Contents of this report: (1) Overview and Key Issues; (2) HZ's Origins; (3) HZ Today; (4) Implications for Lebanon; (5) Syria; (6) Iran; (7) HZ's International Activities; (8) Efforts to Combat HZ; (9) Options for Weakening HZ. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.

Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God

From Revolution to Institutionalization
Author: E. Azani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116299
Category: Political Science
Page: 293
View: 3621
The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.

Lessons of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman,William D. Sullivan
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892065059
Category: History
Page: 169
View: 1448

Tea with Hezbollah

Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East
Author: Ted Dekker,Carl Medearis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307588296
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 6571
Is it really possible to love one’s enemies? That’s the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, before ending at the cradle of the world’s three major religions: Jerusalem. Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the texture of rich historical background, as readers join novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and Middle East expert, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising journey. They are with them in every rocky cab ride, late-night border crossing, and back-room conversation as they sit down one-on-one with some of the most notorious leaders of the Arab world. These candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, reveal these men to be real people with emotions, fears, and hopes of their own. Along the way, Dekker and Medearis discover surprising answers and even more surprising questions that they could not have anticipated—questions that lead straight to the heart of Middle Eastern conflict. Through powerful narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West into a completely fresh understanding of those we call our enemies and the teaching that dares us to love them. A must read for all who see the looming threat rising in the Middle East. From the Hardcover edition.

Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government

From Islamic Resistance to Government
Author: James Worrall,Simon Mabon,Gordon Clubb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831351
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
View: 1572
This detailed analysis follows the rise and evolution of Hezbollah from an Islamic resistance movement to its role as a governing force in Lebanon, exploring the group's impact on the security and power dynamics in the Middle East. • Features maps, organizational charts, and a timeline of events • Traces Hezbollah's journey from a resistance organization to its current position of power within Lebanese politics • Presents summaries of major attacks and biographies of prominent members • Discusses Iranian-inspired Shi'a activism and financing activities • Includes an overview of the leaders, support, recruiting strategies, and attacks

Air Operations in Israel's War Against Hezbollah

Learning from Lebanon and Getting It Right in Gaza
Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833051466
Category: History
Page: 442
View: 3336
Examines the inconclusive results of the Israeli Defense Forces’ operation in Lebanon after Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers in 2006, which many believe represents a “failure of air power." The author demonstrates that this is an oversimplification of a more complex reality and contrasts the operation with Israel’s counteroffensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009.

Hezbollah and Hamas

A Comparative Study
Author: Joshua L. Gleis,Benedetta Berti
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406713
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 8398
Hezbollah and Hamas are major players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their strikingly different beginnings, they share a common denominator—an adversary in Israel. Hezbollah and Hamas draws from primary interviews and documents coupled with a thorough review of current scholarship. This is a portrait of the organizations’ roots, histories, ideologies, relationships, tactics, political outlooks, and futures. Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti present organization charts, maps, and a case study of the TriBorder Area in South America, which frequently serves as an operational center for terrorist groups. Recognizing that these two groups are increasingly relevant to U.S. national security, Gleis and Berti provide a comparative analysis of their histories and political missions that moves beyond reductionist portrayals of the organizations' military operations. -- William Martel, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God

From Revolution to Institutionalization
Author: Eitan Azani
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230618014
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
View: 3005
The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.