Hezbollah’s Moment of Truth

As the country’s economic crisis worsens, anger toward the group is mounting.

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Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis since its founding. The Lebanese pound has collapsed, the central bank’s dollar reserves are depleted, and inflation is soaring. With more than 80 percent of the population now living in poverty, the country will need decades to recover. For Hezbollah, one of Lebanon’s biggest Shiite political parties, the […]

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Hilal Khashan is a Professor of political science at the American University of Beirut. He is a respected author and analyst of Middle Eastern affairs. He is the author of six books, including Hizbullah: A Mission to Nowhere. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.) He is currently writing a book titled Saudi Arabia: The Dilemma of Political Reform and the Illusion of Economic Development. He is also the author of more than 110 articles that appeared in journals such as Orbis, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle East Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, Israel Affairs, Journal of Religion and Society, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.