Militia

Hezbollah’s Recent Military Parade: A Bid to Establish Self-Security

On March 31, 2017, tens of armed and masked militants of Lebanese Hezbollah militia concluded a meeting inside the al-Awsiya mosque.

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Thriving Hostage Trade and Ransom Economy in Middle East Conflict Zones

Abductions and forced disappearances in Middle East conflict zones have been on the rise in recent years.

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Is a New “National Army” Being Formed in Syria?

Lt. Colonel Muhannad al-Talla revealed that talks are underway with representatives of the US-led Global Coalition to Counter ISIS.

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What are the Implications of "Militia Wars" on Regional Security?

The raging war between Hezbollah and al-Nusra-Front in Arsal region raises several questions about militia wars.

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What Drives the Spread of Fuel Smuggling in the Arab Region?

Smuggling fuel products by organized crime networks and random gangs using soft borders in conflict zones, has increased significantly.

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The "Mobile Militia"

Will Iran Replicate the Hezbollah Model in Afghanistan?

The prospect of Iran replicating the Lebanese Hezbollah model in other countries can no longer be ruled out.

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Essential Players

How do ‘Mercenaries’ affect conflicts in the Middle East?

The utilization of mercenaries has become one of the key predicaments in the Middle East, particularly in the hotbeds of armed conflict

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Diminishing Influence

Is the Iranian influence in Iraq Waning?

One of the indictors that Qassim Soleimani’s death may usher the undermining of Iran’s influence in Iraq is the nomination of al-Zurfi.

Dr. Shady Abdelwhab