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Augustus Richard Norton publishes new edition of Hezbollah: A Short History

June 9th, 2014 in 2014, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Twitter 0 comments

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Syrian war’s brutality isn’t going away

October 12th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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A gruesome snuff video that has garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube underlines just how grim the Syrian conflict has become…

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“The only identifying marks on the uniforms are yellow ribbons, which, in theory, would identify them as Hezbollahis.”

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Insight: U.S. and allies target Hezbollah financing, ties in Africa

September 20th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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The United States and its allies are clamping down on suspected Hezbollah activity in West Africa, which Washington says is a major source of cash for the Lebanese group as its patron Iran feels the pinch of sanctions…

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“If a person is found to have given one dollar to a designated terrorist, the entire sum is poisoned.”

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The unknowns surrounding Syria

September 12th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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This week has produced an important development concerning the situation in Syria: The United States, which has been weighing a potential military strike against government forces in the Syrian civil war, now seems open to the possibility of a Russian-backed intervention aimed at removing Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons…

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“I’m not a pacifist. But my premise for any use of national power is that we should have a very good idea what we’re trying to accomplish with that power. And I think the Syrian case is particularly vexing in that regard.”

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Violence in Egypt likely to increase if Brotherhood supressed, say experts

July 9th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Escalating violence in Egypt following the army’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi brings about the question of whether the country is being dragged into a civil war…

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Makiya has no regret about pressing the war in Iraq

March 17th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The United States officially went to war in Iraq 10 years ago, on March 19, 2003…

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“Makiya’s trenchant account was of the moment.”

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Lebanon’s Shia leaders are not sure what to do about Syria

March 1st, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, The Economist 0 comments

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Two years ago, times were good for Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia militia-cum-party with strong links to Iran and Syria..

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“They will be preparing for all eventualities.”

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Egypt’s Morsi escalates crisis, raising fears of a ‘second revolution’

November 28th, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Faced with an unprecedented strike by the courts and massive opposition protests, Egypt’s Islamist president is not backing down in the showdown over decrees granting him near-absolute powers…

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France Grants Full Recognition to Syria Rebels While U.S. Waits

November 14th, 2012 in 2012, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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France announced Tuesday that it was recognizing the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition and would consider arming the group, seeking to inject momentum into a broad Western and Arab effort to build a viable and effective opposition to hasten the end of a stalemated civil war that has destabilized the Middle East…

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Analysis : Killing of security chief raises fears for Lebanon

October 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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The Beirut car bomb that killed a top Lebanese security official will probably prove to be the most destabilizing attack in Lebanon since the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri…

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