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Hezbollah’s subtle shift on Syria

From my Foreign Policy piece out now here in full.

“After one year of doubling down on their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has finally shifted its public position on the regime, albeit with great subtlety and in an extremely measured fashion. The pivot point came during a lengthy, televised speech delivered on March 15 by the party’s longstanding secretary-general, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah. Speaking to hundreds of students mainly on the subject of illiteracy and the dire need for greater access to education in the Arab world, Nasrallah eventually turned to the anti-government protests in Syria that began in March 2011.”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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