Iran’s New Missile-Proliferation Strategy

Sept. 3 2021

Hizballah, the Islamic Republic’s Lebanese arm, has one of the world’s largest arsenals of rockets aimed at the Jewish state, not to mention whatever materiel it and related organizations have stockpiled in Syria. Indeed, rockets are a key part of Tehran’s strategic posture; its own military has a large number of them, including some fairly sophisticated long- and medium-range missiles likely built using North Korean prototypes. Likewise, it has armed other groups with such weapons: Iranian proxies in Iraq have used rockets to attack Americans, the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen have used them to attack Saudi Arabia, and both Hamas and Islamic Jihad—beneficiaries of much Iranian support—have fired countless rockets from Gaza into Israel. Fabian Hinz explains the new ways that the ayatollahs are getting such technology to their partners in terror:

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More about: Hizballah, Iran, Israeli Security, Middle East

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom