A new edition of the popular book Hezbollah by Augustus Richard Norton, Professor of International Relations at the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies has just been published by Princeton University Press.
The 2014 edition of the book is as timely and incisive as when it was first published in 2009 and includes a new prologue and afterword by the author. The new material analyzes recent momentous events–including Hezbollah’s political performance in Lebanon, inconsistent responses to the Arab Spring, and recent military support of the al-Asad regime in Syria. Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.
Reviewing the book in Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria calls it “the best recent study of Hezbollah.” Jonathan Finer reviews the book for the Washington Post Book World and calls it a “lucid primer: “Augustus Richard Norton’s timely Hezbollah chronicles [a] dramatic evolution and its sweeping implications for the region and beyond.”