MENASourceNov 6, 2023
The mouth of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah hath spoken—and nothing useful came out
By David Daoud
To avoid appearing weak against Israel to its supporters, Hezbollah is falling back on a pattern of using propaganda to cover its inaction against the Jewish state.
EconographicsOct 30, 2023
Israel’s neighbors are in dire financial straits. Here’s what that could mean for the war in Gaza.
By Josh Lipsky
While past flashpoints posed challenges for Israel’s neighbors, they did not have to contend with the risk of recession or worse at the same time. That means that economic statecraft by the United States and its partners could be particularly effective in navigating the current crisis.
TestimonyOct 25, 2023
The urgent threats posed by the Iranian regime: Atlantic Council experts testify before the US House Committee on Homeland Security
By Nathan Sales and Thomas S. Warrick
Nathan Sales and Thomas Warrick testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the threat Iran poses to the United States.
IranSourceOct 19, 2023
Israel misread Iran’s way of war. A proper understanding could help predict Hezbollah’s next moves.
By David Daoud
Iran—through Hezbollah—has spent almost two decades and considerable effort and funds building the Gaza Strip into the Axis of Resistance’s Southern Front against Israel.
New AtlanticistOct 16, 2023
What was Hamas thinking? And what is it thinking now?
By Alan Pino
Ahead of the October 7 attacks, Hamas may have believed Israel was weakened, distracted, and divided by its internal political turmoil. But it also may have misjudged both the international support it will enjoy and Israeli determination to sustain the fight now.
New AtlanticistOct 11, 2023
What to expect from Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza
By Alex Plitsas
Israel appears set to initiate a months-long ground campaign that is designed to completely eliminate the terrorist threat posed by Hamas and to prevent and deter a attack like October 7 from ever happening again