Hezbollah and the Axis of Refusal: Hamas, Iran and Syria

@article{ElHusseini2010HezbollahAT,
  title={Hezbollah and the Axis of Refusal: Hamas, Iran and Syria},
  author={Rola El Husseini},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={803 - 815}
}
  • Rola El Husseini
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
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