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Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Introduction: Researching Hezbollah's Clandestine Activities 1. The Party of God Is Born 2. Branching Out: Targeting Westerners in Lebanon and Beyond 3. Hezbollah's European Debut 4. Bombings in
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad
How does a group that operates terror cells and espouses violence become a ruling political party? How is the world to understand and respond to Hamas, the militant Islamist organization that
Untangling the Terror Web: Identifying and Counteracting the Phenomenon of Crossover between Terrorist Groups
Counterterrorism should be seen not as an effort to rid the world of terrorism, but as an ongoing struggle to constrict the operating environment in which terrorists raise funds, procure documents,
Hezbollah Finances: Funding the Party of God
Matthew Levitt contributed this paper to the project "Terrorism Financing and State Responses in Comparative Perspective," sponsored by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval
Hamas from Cradle to Grave
Over the past three years, the United States has uncovered just how systematically terrorist groups conceal their activities behind charitable, social, and political fronts. Investigators, faced with
Homosexuality and the Israel Defense Forces: Did Lifting the Gay Ban Undermine Military Performance?
It is suggested that the Israeli experience lends some weight to the claim that American military effectiveness would not decline if known homosexuals were allowed to serve, and that the U.S. Congress and Pentagon lifted the American gay ban.
Political terrorism has long been a key feature of Middle Eastern politics given the high degree of conflict, relative ineffectiveness of direct military means, ideological rationalizations, and
Hezbollah: Party of Fraud
In June, Lebanon's new prime minister, Najib Mikati, announced the formation of a government dominated by members and allies of the Shiite terrorist organization Hezbollah. The creation of the new
Hezbollah's Organized Criminal Enterprises in Europe
Hezbollah plots in Europe over the past year exposed a return to violent operations being conducted by the Iranian supported Lebanese Shi’ite group. Plots in Bulgaria and Cyprus led to a rigorous
Negotiating Under Fire: Preserving Peace Talks in the Face of Terror Attacks
This chapter discusses the Hebron Massacre, the Goldstein, Wachsman, and 1996 Bombings Crises, and a theory of Crisis Management under conditions of Ongoing Negotiations.