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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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MEDIA ALERT: UN peacekeepers injured in Lebanon

July 27th, 2011, Media Alerts

LEBANON – Five French soldiers working for the United Nations peacekeeping force were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded near the city of Sidon in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, July 26.

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MEDIA ALERT: Indictments made for Hariri’s murder

June 30th, 2011, Media Alerts

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Arrest warrants for four Shia Hezbollah members submitted by UN tribunal for 2005 bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others.

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MEDIA ALERT: Indictments made for Hariri’s murder

June 30th, 2011, Media Alerts

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Arrest warrants for four Shia Hezbollah members submitted by UN tribunal for 2005 bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others.

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Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

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Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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