Michael Totten on the Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and I are joined by Michael Totten, to discuss his book The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel.

We discussed the Iranian, Syrian, and Hezbollah efforts to control Lebanon, and Totten’s own personal encounters with Hezbollah, as well as the importance of the region and the unique dynamics that are in play on the ground.

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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