Energy as a Strategic Tool of Hezbollah Movement in Confrontation with Israel


The article focuses on confronting the Lebanon‘s Shiite movement Hezbollah with Israel in the field of energy. The aim of the article is to analyse the importance of energy in strategy of movement Hezbollah generally and specifically in confronting with Israel and motives and methods of the energy strategy of the Hezbollah. The primary method of Hezbollah action is to use or threat of violence consisting in threatening to attack on the Israeli energy sector to defend Lebanese energy wealth and deter its enemy from production of gas and oil in the disputed waters of the eastern Mediterranean. The main motive of Hezbollah‘s activities is especially strengthening of stable energy supplies and Israel‘s accusations of aggressive energy policy towards Lebanon.

Lukáš Tichý, Ph.D., born in 1982. He works as a researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. He deals with issues of energy security, foreign and security policy of the EU and Russia and international relations theories. He has published a number of articles in domestic and foreign professional journals, collections and monographs.

Country: Czech Republic


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