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Hezbollah’s asymmetric support to Iran: a new Middle Eastern security dilemma

July 27th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

James Blake

Among Western governments consensus is growing that Hezbollah, acting under Iranian instruction, perpetrated last week’s suicide bombing against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. The attack signifies a significant ideological and operational shift for Hezbollah, which had cultivated an image as an independent Lebanese actor.

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Will the Conflict in Syria Stir Trouble along the Lebanese-Israeli Border?

July 23rd, 2012, Comment & Analysis

With violence spiraling out of control in Syria, observers from both sides of the Lebanese-Israeli border have been concerned about the possibility of a renewed conflict along the “Blue Line.” The six-year anniversary of the 2006 July war just passed and many political commentators fear that another war may erupt soon.

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Erik Brattberg

Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University

July 10th, 2012, Afghanistan, Danish, Defense and Security, English, Europe, French, German, International Relations, Iraq, Israel, North America, North America, Northern Ireland, Norwegian, Politics and Governance, Spanish, Swedish, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict


Erik Brattberg is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. He is also a Research Associate at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm.His research interests include European foreign and security policy, global security governance and transatlantic [...]

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The Great Iranian Threat, The Great Iranian Hope

April 9th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

So, who should be frightened by Iran?

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MEDIA ALERT: Search on for gunman who killed 4 at French Jewish school

March 20th, 2012, Media Alerts


Police are still on the lookout for the motorcycle gunman who killed 3 Jewish children and a rabbi at a school in southern France yesterday. The incident is being considered a racially motivated crime.

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MEDIA ALERT: Iranian man involved in Bangkok blast, a day after attacks on two Israeli embassies

February 14th, 2012, Media Alerts

An Iranian national injured five people, including himself, after throwing a grenade at Thai police. The attack comes one day after a bomb exploded at an Israeli embassy in India and another one was defused at the embassy in Georgia.

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