Hizbollah-Syrian Intelligence Affairs: A Marriage of Convenience

Carl Anthony Wege
2011 Journal of Strategic Security  
Since the 1980s, Hizbollah has emerged as the guardian of Lebanon's Shi'a and a stalking horse for Iran. Syria, though allied with Tehran, seeks to manage Hizbollah's freedom of action in Lebanon and is eyed cautiously in Damascus. Hizbollah has managed to maintain independence from these Syrian efforts because of both Lebanese Shi'a religious élan and the protection given Hizbollah by its Shi'a allies in Iran.
doi:10.5038/1944-0472.4.3.1 fatcat:ukisr76tlrgthmys47hwwssdfm