Axis of Resistance

unofficial military coalition between Iran, Syria, and aligned movements

The Axis of Resistance, also known as the Axis of Evil, is a political term reffering to an unofficial military alliance between Iran, Syria, and other groups.[1] Hezbollah is also often considered a member of the Axis of Resistance.[2] The Houthi movement and the Popular Mobilization Forces have also been sometimes considered members of the Axis of Resistance. It has been involved in the War on Terrorism and related conflicts. The Axis of Resistance is commonly defined by anti-NATO, anti-Israeli, and anti-Saudi Arabian sentinments.[3] Some non-Shia groups such as Hamas are sometimes considered members of the Axis of Resistance.

Logo of the Houthi movement, which has slogans often associated with the Axis of Resistance


  1. Staff, the CNN Wire (2012-08-07). "Iran: Syria part of 'axis of resistance'". CNN. Retrieved 2022-04-02. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  2. (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2022-04-02. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Sullivan, Marisa (April 2014), Hezbollah in Syria (PDF), Institute for the Study of War