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Interview: Syria

May 9, 2014

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A video interview with Praemon analyst Mike Godfrey about some of the current events in Syria and what they mean for U.S. national security.

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Why is Syria Different: Two Years Later

August 29, 2013

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On December 8th, 2011 I wrote about the Syrian conflict and three reasons why the United States would not intervene like it did in Libya. Almost two years later the conflict in Syria continues to rage with no end in site. This article will take another look at my article from 2011 and how the situation in Syria has changed but mostly stayed the same.

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Syrian Violence Spreads to Lebanon and Iraq

June 3, 2013

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With fighting in Syria escalating, Hezbollah has openly began assisting the Syrian regime in the battle for the strategic city of Qusayr. Sunni rebel groups, including the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front, are retaliating by beginning violent campaigns in Lebanon. Al-Qaeda in Iraq is attempting to capitalize on the chaos in Syria by bombing Shia population centers in Iraq. An analysis of these recent developments illustrates the short- to mid-term forecast of events in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

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Security Sensationalism: Hezbollah in Latin America

April 13, 2012

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In November of last year, the Republican presidential candidates were asked to speak about a national security issue that had not been receiving enough attention.  In response, three of the candidates reported that radical Islamist groups, namely Hamas and Hezbollah, were operating in Latin America across the Mexican border, presenting an “imminent threat to the […]

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