It is difficult to think of a group whose goals and actions resist a simple characterization more than that of the Lebanon-based “Hezbollah” (Hizbulla, Hizballah). Viewed by some as protectors and others as a threat, this organization connotes a wide variety of things to many different people globally. This presentation endeavors to express the history of the organization, including the reason behind its formation, its goals, and the roles it has had and continues to play in society. This presentation takes a nuanced approach, presenting a variety of perspectives on an organization which cannot be generalized. Finally, this work addresses the role Hezbollah plays in security as both a potential partner and possible concern for various parties both locally and internationally.