Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hizbullah: The Inside Story

There's been no shortage of commentary over the last month explaining Hizbullah, where it came from and where its leader, 46-year-old Hassan Nasrallah may think he's going. Most recently on the Newsweek site you can read Babak Dehghanpisheh's update on reconstruction efforts, and there's Web commentary (by me, among others) available as a podcast from Newsweek On Air. But some of the most interesting material is to be found in this book published last year by Saqi Press in Britain and signed by one of Nasrallah's top aides. It's self-serving, of course, but it is also extremely detailed. It is, in fact, an invaluable guide to the way the organization sees itself, and wants to be seen by others.

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