Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute.
Articles & Testimony
As British officials consider how to designate Hezbollah's supposed 'wings,' they should take the group's own words to heart.
Foreshadowing for the blind: Expect nothing new from the U.K. government at Thursday's parliamentary debate over whether or not to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group in its entirety. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, British officials remain committed to the politically expedient but baseless notion that Hezbollah maintains separate terrorist, military and political wings. Oddly, London sticks to this fiction despite the fact that Hezbollah itself explicitly rejects the notion of separate wings...