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Iranian Influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan

This report is a product of the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for the Study of War.

Ali Akbar Velayati: A Window into the Foreign Policy of Iran's Supreme Leader

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor for foreign affairs to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on August 9, 2010. (Getty)

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After the Arab Spring: Iran's Foreign Relations in the Middle East

The final arbiter of Iran's foreign policy, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Wikimedia Commons)

Iran-Lebanese Hezbollah Relationship 2009

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INTRODUCTION

Hezbollah grew in strength in 2009 by entrenching itself further within Lebanon’s political structure and by building up its military capabilities. As a proxy of Iran, Hezbollah continued to receive support from Tehran and maintained a close relationship with Iranian political leadership.

Lebanon-Iran Foreign Relations

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Government Re-Shuffling in Iran

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Joanna Palmer and James Coady contributed to this report.