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Category Archives: Lebanon

February 9, 2017

Event: ‘Christianity in the Middle East: Hezbollah and Refugees’

TIME: 9th February, 13:00 – 14:00
Committee Room Two, House of Lords
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Dr Naji Emile Hayek
Member of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement
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Christians in …

Posted in Event, Lebanon, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 10, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
January 21, 2016

Event: ‘The Changing Energy Landscape in the Eastern Mediterranean’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Thursday 21st January 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Mona Sukkarieh
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The discovery of important gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean adds an additional layer of complexity to an already confusing region. It has …

Posted in Energy Security, Environment, Europe, Event, Global, Israel, Lebanon, Spotlight, Syria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 16, 2015

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
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As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
March 26, 2015

Amine Gemayel: Arab states committing collective suicide

Originally published in Asharq Al- Awsat
As Lebanon’s presidential vacuum continues for its 10th month and the country of almost 4.5 million inhabitants continues to reel from the economic and social pressure cause by the influx of an estimated 1.5 million …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Lebanon, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria
March 23, 2015

Audio: ‘Failed States, ‘Islamic State,’ or Citizen-States: Three Realities of Arab Governance’

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Posted in Lebanon, Middle East

Event Transcript: ‘Failed States, “Islamic State,” or Citizen-States: Three Realities of Arab Governance’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Lebanon, Middle East

‘Failed States, ‘Islamic State,’ or Citizen-States: Three Realities of Arab Governance’

Amine Gemayel
President of Lebanon, 1982-1988
Leader of Kataeb Party
TIME: 6.30 – 7.30pm, Monday 23rd March 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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Few countries in the Middle East …

Posted in Event, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Lebanon, Middle East
July 3, 2014

Can Hezbollah sustain Assad and itself?

Originally published in World Affairs
‘As Sunni fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) poured south into Iraq last month, a statement from Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the major Iraqi Shia militias battling rebel groups in Syria, announced it …

Posted in ISIS, Lebanon, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 3, 2014

Hezbollah Threatened by Iran’s Financial Woes

Originally published in World Affairs
‘Iran’s economy continues to flounder. It is hemorrhaging money in Syria, and years of sanctions have left it suffering from high unemployment (a quarter of youth are jobless) and the world’s second-highest inflation rate (20 percent), despite a minor boost provided …

Posted in Lebanon, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
April 10, 2014

The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On

A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Islamism, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Publication, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia
March 14, 2014

Hezbollah’s Syrian commitments outweigh the politics of ‘resistance’

First published in The Times of Israel
Two weeks on from Hezbollah’s claim it would retaliate at ‘an appropriate time’ to Israel’s airstrike inside Lebanon, its consequent two ineffectual attack attempts on the Golan Heights are a far cry from the …

Posted in Islamism, Lebanon, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
February 4, 2014

Hezbollah has Bigger Concerns in 2014 than Hariri Tribunal

First published in The International Business Times
The assassination of the Sunni statesman Rafik Hariri in February 2005 transformed Lebanon’s political landscape, and since then the work of a UN Special Tribunal to investigate his death has faced obstruction by Hezbollah …

Posted in Islamism, Lebanon, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
July 22, 2013

Timeline of Terror: A Concise History of Hezbollah Atrocities

European Union foreign ministers are to meet today to discuss calls to list the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
The Henry Jackson Society’s Timeline of Terror: A concise history of Hezbollah atrocities presents a compelling case that Hezbolllah is a terrorist …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Iran, Islamism, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Press Release, Publication, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
November 8, 2012

Ignoring the Warning Lights on Hezbollah: The Case for a European Ban on Hezbollah

Twenty-nine years ago, on October 23, 1983, Hezbollah blew up the U.S. Marines and French army barracks in Beirut, both compounds under the aegis of the Multinational Force sent to Lebanon as peacekeepers to …

Posted in Briefing, Europe, Lebanon, Spotlight
October 8, 2012

It’s time to proscribe Hezbollah

Originally published in The Commentator
It is not surprising that bad people exist.  What is surprising is when we allow them to use us.
Among all of the issues which face our government today, the proscription of a foreign terrorist group may …

Posted in Israel, Lebanon
September 24, 2012

End this dangerous distinction

In March 2012, at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, Benjamin Netanyahu asked, of Iran’s nuclear programme: “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then what is it?”
This speech, which garnered …

Posted in Israel, Lebanon
June 14, 2011

Hezbollah dominates new Lebanese Cabinet

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced the formation of a new Cabinet on Monday, dominated by the Shia militant group Hezbollah.
Lebanon has been operating for five months without a functioning government and opponents of Hezbollah believe that its involvement in the government …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Lebanon, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
June 26, 2008

The Levantine Conundrum – The Iran-Hezbollah-Syria Nexus

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Dr. Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy, Herzliya & Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Washington DC. He assessed …

Posted in Defence, Event, Iran, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Terrorism & Security