Bilal Saab, Director of US-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis
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Is the Lebanon-based Shia group Hezbollah jeopardizing its own future by entering the Syrian civil war on the side of Bashar al-Assad’s regime? Bilal Saab, director of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, based in Washington, DC, talks to Douglas Herbert about what he believes is one of the riskiest gambits in Hezbollah’s 31-year history of resistance to Israel. Will Hezbollah end up alienating the Shia Muslims who provide the backbone of its support?