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This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on the humanitarian impact of Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram in the Bama region; Russia’s military use of artificial fog; the recent deployment of Russian fighter aircraft in Iran, and more. Then, in our second SW series, we look at the divisions in ASEAN over the South China Sea arbitration decision; the relationship between strategic studies and conflict resolution; the ouster of Iraq’s defense minister, and more again.

Video: Understanding Hezbollah’s Involvement in Syria

Ten years after Hezbollah's 34-day war with Israel, the Iranian-backed Shiite militia is embroiled in yet another costly military campaign. In today’s video, Nadav Pollak and Hanin Ghaddar discuss the group's evolution since joining the fight in Syria. 

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