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Fighters listen to Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah as he speaks via a video link, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 11, 2015 (AP photo by Bilal Hussein).

Will the Syria Conflict Leave Hezbollah Stronger for ‘Inevitable’ Next War With Israel?

Friday, July 29, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the potential for conflict between the U.S and Russia, al-Shabab’s resilience, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to unrest in Kashmir. For the Report, Nicholas Blanford joins us to talk about the effect of the Syria conflict on Hezbollah’s standing in Lebanon and the region.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

The Real Risk of Unintended U.S.-Russia Conflict
Why Territorial Losses Don’t Weaken Somalia’s Al-Shabab
Modi’s Kashmir Conundrum: Promising Development as Violence Intensifies
Will Syria Be Hezbollah’s Proving Ground, or Its Undoing?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

Al Jazeera English: Inside Story: A Return to Israel-Hezbollah Hostilities?
Al Jazeera English: Nasrallah Says Hezbollah in Syria for Long Haul
Al Jazeera English: Inside Syria - The hand of Hezbollah in Syria

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