Hezbollah in the Homs Area: The Life of As’ad Muhammad Hussein

It is easy to be preoccupied with all the latest developments in the Syrian civil war while neglecting the more distant history of the conflict. In this particular case I want to illustrate the growth of Hezbollah's influence in the Homs area through


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Al-Qaeda Still Using CIA-Provided Missiles in Syria

Video posted online Monday shows the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), using U.S.-supplied TOW missiles in its ongoing campaign against Assad regime forces in the northern province of Idlib. The video was published by Ebaa News,


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If India and Pakistan Go to War, Israeli Weapons Could Be Decisive

As India and Pakistan contemplate their next moves amid rising tensions, airstrikes and the downing of an Indian warplane, Israeli weapons could play a decisive role in a future war. India has become a key defense partner for Israel in recent years with


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MEF Applauds Rep. Banks for Calling Out Islamist Groups

PHILADELPHIA � March 4, 2019 – The Middle East Forum strongly supports H.Res.160, Expressing concern about the threat posed to democracy and human rights by theocratic groups operating in South Asia. This resolution, introduced by Congressman Jim Banks,


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Venezuela in Crisis: Iran’s Poisonous Role

Nicolás Maduro's regime in Venezuela is fortified by Russian mercenaries, Cuban paramilitary elements, Hezbollah, and Iranian Basij and Quds Force operatives. Even if the Venezuelan military defects to support interim President Juan Guaidó, they would


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‘ISIS Bride’ Hoda Muthana Was an ISIS Propagandist, Not Some Brainwashed Child

Lawyers and supporters of the woman dubbed the American "ISIS bride" portray her as a misguided, "brainwashed" girl who simply made a mistake. In fact, she was an ISIS propagandist and strategist whose innovative ideas proved to be operationally


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CAIR’s Radical-Speaking Circuit: Faith-Led, Seventh-Century Justice-Driven

In Senate testimony, CAIR has been called a "radical Islamic fundamentalist front group for [the Palestinian terrorist entity] Hamas." Nevertheless, 101 congressional lawmakers sent letters glorifying the Islamist organization ahead of its 2018 national banquet.


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