By Kali Robinson - The Council on Foreign Relation -
Military experience gained from fighting in Syria’s civil war and decades of clashes with Israel have made the Iran-backed group stronger than ever, but the biggest threat it faces may be upheaval in its own backyard.
Hezbollah wields significant power in Lebanon, where it operates as both a Shiite political party and militant group.
It opposes Israel and Western powers operating in the Middle East, and it functions as a proxy of Iran, its largest benefactor.
The group has faced unprecedented scrutiny from the Lebanese public amid the country’s political and economic crisis.