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dc.contributor.advisorOstovar, Afshon P.
dc.contributor.authorPilkington, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:56Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61249
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, the United States designated the Jihad al-Bina’ organization in 2007 and its postwar recovery project Wa’ad in 2009 for its relationship with, and activities supporting, Lebanese Hezbollah. Because of this designation, Jihad al-Bina’ and Wa’ad became subject to sanctions which, in theory, should have undermined their ability to support Hezbollah’s strategic objectives by denying Jihad al-Bina’ access to necessary resources and funding to execute projects. This thesis examines Jihad al-Bina’s projects from 1988–2018 to determine how Jihad al-Bina’ contributed to Hezbollah’s strategic objectives. It also examines how U.S. sanctions against Jihad al-Bina’ in 2007 and its Wa’ad project in 2009 affected their ability to carry out that work. In detailing Jihad al-Bina’s activities and projects during this time period, this thesis compares the number, nature and scale of projects executed by Jihad al-Bina’ prior to and following U.S. sanctions against Jihad al-Bina’ in 2007 and 2009, respectively. This thesis found that these 2007 and 2009 sanctions were ineffective in the near- and long-term. The sanctions failed to deny Jihad al-Bina’ resources necessary to conduct immediate postwar reconstruction and recovery. Moreover, Jihad al-Bina’ expanded the size and scope of projects, and grew in size and legitimacy in the postwar era between 2009 and the present.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/assessingeffects1094561249
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleASSESSING EFFECTS OF U.S. SANCTIONS ON HEZBOLLAH'S JIHAD AL-BINA'en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRobinson, Glenn E.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorconstruction Jihaden_US
dc.subject.authorJihad al-Bina'en_US
dc.subject.authorWa'aden_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid31819


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