A Global Threat
Terror Activity; Organized Crime; Drugs Trafficking
By Amb. Ron Prosor
By Prof. Boaz Ganor
By Daniel Cohen
Mechanism by Shia Religious Centers & Universities
By Danny citrinowicz
The JANUS Initiative
The JANUS Initiative is a global platform for international experts coordinate efforts and advocate for countries and organizations to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Similarly, The JANUS Initiative is a forum for productive collaboration, practical analysis, and exchange of expertise, regarding Hezbollah’s global terror activities.
Due in part to our sustained efforts, Europe has slowly begun recognizing the dangers posed to its security by the terrorist organization. Hezbollah’s lifeline is its funding: It provides operational abilities to its entire organization. Eliminating Hezbollah’s access to its major sources of funding will paralyze the organization’s ability to terrorize.
The JANUS Initiative aims to help countries develop a comprehensive strategy to combat the threat posed by Hezbollah by crafting evidence-based policy recommendations, ultimately culminating in the elimination of Hezbollah’s sources of income.
What is Hezbollah?
Hezbollah (“Arabic: Party of God”) is an Iranian protégé, acting under the auspices of the Islamic Republic and its supreme leader and government, and has close ties to Syria’s Assad regime.
Over the years, Hezbollah has obtained the military hardware and capabilities of a regular army: With 45,000 fighters, it is one of the most heavily armed non-state actors in the world. It has a large and diverse arsenal of missiles and unguided rockets, which experts estimate at around 150,000.
Hezbollah is led by its Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. The organization's executive council is chaired by Hashem Safi Al Din, Hezbollah’s second-in-command, who is charged with organizing the organization's political and operational “wings.”