NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR, GMU LAW PROFESSOR REAFFIRM HEZBOLLAH AS NEXUS OF MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS

August 8, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In an op-ed published today by TCS Daily, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, and Professor Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law return to the thesis they expounded in a commentary published just days before the outbreak of the current war in Lebanon in which they predicted that the Iranian build-up of Hezbollah’s arsenal, abetted by Syria, would lead to the terrorist group making an incursion into Israel and that the ensuing conflict would become the front on the war on terrorism. In their new article, the two professors argue that not only have events proven them right, but that Hezbollah is now more than ever the nexus of tensions in the Middle East.

The essay by the two professors, “Hate to Say We Told You So, But…,” can be accessed online by clicking here.