From Identity to Militancy: The Shi’a of Hezbollah
Understanding human terrain exhibited in historical and cultural attributes offers strategic thinkers a critical but often neglected tool. This article provides a cogent example in Hezbollah with the definition of a distinct identity, the adoption of an Islamist ideology, the designation of strategy to meet tangible objectives, and the manifestation of the tactics used to achieve those specified objectives. The analysis highlights the pertinent role of understanding the activation of identity in future conflict scenarios.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Politics & Policy,Claremont Graduate University, ClaremontCalifornia, USA
Publication date: September 1, 2011