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US Syria sanctions put Hezbollah under pressure

Washington’s imminent implementation of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is setting off alarm bells in Lebanon.

Iranian nuclear timelines/ Hezbollah threatened by Lebanon meltdown

This Update contains two articles outlining some increasingly urgent timelines for the world to deal with the Iranian nuclear crisis - including some policy advice for dealing with this challenge. It also features some good analysis of how the deteriorating situation in Lebanon is affecting Hezbollah

Lebanon, Hezbollah, and the IMF

In Lebanon, Hezbollah’s militia is so powerful that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) refrain from challenging it in any meaningful way.

A Sheikh’s Travels

Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilaly, a senior Australian Sunni cleric and a former Mufti of Australia, recently travelled to Lebanon and met with two leaders of political movements with ties to terror organisations.

Hezbollah and Australia

Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim political party, militia, transnational terrorist and organised crime group. Australia only designates Hezbollah’s “External Security Organisation (ESO)” as a terrorist organisation, despite its closest allies agreeing that Hezbollah in its entirety poses a danger. 

Deconstruction Zone: Who is helping the Palestinians battle coronavirus?

While Israel is working overtime with Palestinians to curb and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Arab states appear to be doing what they do best when it comes to helping their Palestinian brothers: nothing at all.

When is a ban not a ban?

It is time Australia listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation in the interests of national security and to ensure consistency with our closest allies.

Essay: Victory begins with Defence

"The air defences have racked up some 2,000 interceptions. Imagine what would have happened if those missiles had fallen and each one of them had killed someone. We would have been at war long ago.”

Lebanon’s new Hezbollah-dominated government

This Update deals with the formation of a new government in Lebanon after three months of political vacuum there - a government that is ostensibly technocratic but is actually dominated by individuals affiliated with the Shi'ite terrorist group and Iranian proxy Hezbollah

How Hezbollah neutralised UNIFIL

Following the Second Lebanon war in 2006 UNIFIL was expanded and its mandate redefined and enlarged... Thirteen years later it is clear that UNIFIL has failed miserably in fulfilling this mission.

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