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What Is Hizballah?

What Is Hizballah?

Hizballah’s ideology is rooted in radical Shia Islam, particularly the concept of Wilayah al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurist), which grants supreme authority to a religious leader, similar to Iran. [button...

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What Is the Houthis Movement?

The Houthi movement gained prominence during the Saada insurgency that began in 2004, marked by confrontations with Yemeni authorities and their Saudi Arabian allies. [button...

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What Is the Islamic Resistance in Iraq?

The IRI's ideology aligns with the broader goals of Iranian foreign policy, including opposition to US presence in the region and support for Palestinian groups like Hamas. [button...

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What Is Hamas?

What is Hamas? Founded in 1987 during the First Intifada (or Uprising), Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist political party and militant group, emerged as a response to perceived shortcomings in the Palestinian political landscape. [button...

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Recent Short Papers

What Is Hizballah?

Hizballah’s ideology is rooted in radical Shia Islam, particularly the concept of Wilayah al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurist), which grants supreme authority to a religious leader, similar to Iran. [button...

read more

What Is the Houthis Movement?

The Houthi movement gained prominence during the Saada insurgency that began in 2004, marked by confrontations with Yemeni authorities and their Saudi Arabian allies. [button...

read more

What Is the Islamic Resistance in Iraq?

The IRI's ideology aligns with the broader goals of Iranian foreign policy, including opposition to US presence in the region and support for Palestinian groups like Hamas. [button...

read more

What Is Hamas?

What is Hamas? Founded in 1987 during the First Intifada (or Uprising), Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist political party and militant group, emerged as a response to perceived shortcomings in the Palestinian political landscape. [button...

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The Growing Threat of UAVs: A Global Analysis

The Growing Threat of UAVs: A Global Analysis Commercial UAVs can be weaponized for destructive purposes, disrupting air traffic and public events, facilitating smuggling across borders and into prisons, and enabling surveillance for malign purposes. [button...

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Analysis of Hizballah Attacks

Analysis of Hizballah Attacks — November 1, 2023 — Hizballah, a Lebanon-based political party, military organization, and terrorist group, is a significant partner in the "axis of resistance." Hizballah has a strategic alliance with Iran, provides support...

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