Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

Matthew Levitt

Hezbollah: the worldwide Footprint of Lebanon's social gathering of God is the 1st thorough exam of Hezbollah's covert actions past Lebanon's borders, together with its monetary and logistical aid networks and its legal and terrorist operations around the globe.

Hezbollah―Lebanon's "Party of God"―is a multifaceted association: it's a robust political get together in Lebanon, a Shia Islam non secular and social circulation, Lebanon's biggest armed forces, a detailed best friend of Iran, and a Revolutionary Organization 17 November. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, together with lately declassified govt files, court docket documents, and private interviews with intelligence and police officers all over the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah's beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, after which its terrorist actions and legal firms in another country in Europe, the center East, South the United States, Southeast Asia, Africa, and at last in North the US. Levitt additionally describes Hezbollah's unit devoted to assisting Palestinian militant teams and Hezbollah's involvement in education and assisting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The e-book concludes with a glance at Hezbollah's imperative, ongoing position in Iran's shadow warfare with Israel and the West, together with plots concentrating on civilians round the world.

Levitt exhibits convincingly that Hezbollah's willingness to take advantage of violence at domestic and overseas, its worldwide achieve, and its proxy-patron courting with the Iranian regime will be of great obstacle. Hezbollah is a vital e-book for students, policymakers, scholars, and most people drawn to overseas defense, terrorism, overseas felony corporations, and center East reviews.

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