How Powerful is Hezbollah? Local, Regional and Global Implications
Professor Michael Kerr, Director, Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme and the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, King's College London
Dr Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Washington Institute; Author, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Acting Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Ian Black, Middle East Editor, The Guardian
The panel will share their insights into the origins, capabilities and future ambitions of Hezbollah. They will explore its role and influence as a key Shia non-state actor in the Middle East, focusing on its relationship with the Iranian regime and its engagement in the Syrian civil war. They will also examine the extent and significance of Hezbollah's global network.