A ‘Second Hezbollah’: The strategic value of Iran’s proxy warfare policy in Syria
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A ‘Second Hezbollah’: The strategic value of Iran’s proxy warfare policy in Syria

By: Robert Andrea Throughout the past thirty years, Iran has arguably been the world’s foremost expert in the use of so-called ‘proxy’ warfare as a tool of statecraft. Whether in Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen, or Iraq, Tehran has displayed a degree of discipline about its use of ‘proxy’ sponsorship hitherto unmatched by few, if any, other … Continue reading

An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border
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An elusive stalemate: Israel and Hezbollah along the tri-border

By Sebastian Maier: When the Israeli Air Force on 12 January 2015 allegedly carried out a sortie against a Hezbollah military convoy in the south western Syrian district of Quneitra, news spread quickly that among the victims was a prominent figure of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force special unit, General Allah Dadi. The purported … Continue reading

Could protracted conflict in Syria be in the national interest of the United States?
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Could protracted conflict in Syria be in the national interest of the United States?

By Eugenio Lilli: In a recent talk I chaired at King’s College London, a prominent American expert on US foreign policy described the crisis in Syria as a ‘no good option crisis’ for the United States. Similarly, in a February piece on the web magazine War On The Rocks, the authors argued that, ‘With chemical … Continue reading

Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of “The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution”
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Interview with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind, authors of “The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution”

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Giandomenico Picco served for over two decades as a UN official. Among other work, he led the UN efforts which brought about the release of many of the Western hostages from Lebanon and the agreement which ended the Iran-Iraq war. He has been a consultant in the private sector … Continue reading