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Iran Entangled: Iran and Hezbollah's Support to Proxies Operating in Syria   [open pdf - 26MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Syria is a cornerstone of Iran's national security doctrine. While Iran's alliance with Syria is longstanding, in the past decade Iran has entangled with Syrian economics, politics, and security through a variety of hard and soft power techniques. To Iran, Syria is also a crucial regional ally. Syria has geopolitical utility for Iran's regional strategy and is an avenue through which Iran can exert considerable influence. The two countries have an alliance dating back to the early 1980s during the regime of Hafez al-Assad. In Syria, Iran can both exert influence in the security sphere through more tactical means while also fan a religious and social support base in Syrian society. Iran achieves these goals through raising and supporting non-state militant groups in Syria."

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2022-04
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Combating Terrorism Center at West Point: http://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel/
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