NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
DEFINING THE STRATEGIC CENTER OF GRAVITY OF HEZBOLLAH
- 1 Security Studies in National University of Public Service
This article is about the strategic center of gravity of Hezbollah; Hezbollah is one of the toughest, and persistent semi-state actors. The author claims that Hezbollah’s state-sponsorship by the Islamic Republic of Iran is its strategic center of gravity (CoG). For identification, this paper starts with the definition of the CoG; lists the main possible CoGs ,and then determining the closest one to be the strategic CoG.
-  United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 (2004): Calls upon all remaining foreign forces to withdraw from Lebanon; Calls for the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non- Lebanese militias; Supports the extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory
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