Lebanon

Testimony: Iran’s Global Force Projection Network: IRGC Quds Force and Lebanese Hezbollah

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, the father of Imad Mughniyeh, the former commander of Hezbollah's external operations killed in 2008, and Kazem Darabi attend a February 19, 2013 mourning ceremony for Quds Force Brigadier General Hassan Shateri in Tehran (Young Journalists' Club)

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)

China-Iran Ties: Assessment and Implications for U.S. Policy

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with Chinese defense ministry officials in January 2011. (Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison, defense.gov)
 
 
Introduction

Qods Force Operation in Africa

Port at Bandar Abbas, the origination point of the seized arms (photo by Sorosh, available at flickr).
 

Sanctions on Iran: Reactions and Impact

Bandar-e-Abbas, (Photo by Ivan Milnaric, available at Flickr)

Iran-Lebanese Hezbollah Relationship 2009

Flag of Hezbollah (Available at Wikimedia Commons)
 
 
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

Flag of Lebanon (Available at Wikimedia Commons)

Estimates for Hezbollah's Arsenal

Weapons seized off the Francop, bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
(Photo by IDF spokesperson.  Available at Wikimedia.)
 
 
Introduction
2010 Total Arsenal Estimates
2006 Arsenal Composition
Recently Intercepted Arms Shipments