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Hezbollah An Emerging Political Force

LATAKIA, Syria — Hezbollah, a group often misunderstood by Westerners, is a militant but also a political group.

The Arabic name means ‘Party of God’. Led by the charismatic Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the Lebanese Islamist Shia group was set up in 1982 to resist Israeli occupation of Lebanon during the brutal civil war. The group declared a political existence in 1985..

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International weapons conventions in Iran, Iraq

A word on differing standards of accountability to international agreements.

In hundreds of articles over the past few weeks, our press has tirelessly reported on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, or rather—in characteristic shorthand—on “Iran’s efforts to develop the capability to make nuclear weapons” (Foreign Affairs, 11/24). Early on the morning of the November 29th, however, in “Iran Backs Away From a Demand on A-Bomb Fuel,” the New York Times announced that a settlement between Iran and Britain, France, and Germany (EU-3) had been reached: Iranians had agreed to suspend all research on uranium enrichment. One hopes that with this agreement, daily scrutiny of hypothetical Iranian weapons might also give way to some observations of actual American weapons being deployed nearby.

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