OCCUPATION: Leader of Hizballah
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Leads the world's most powerful and best-organized Islamist militia, which is also represented in the Lebanese parliament. The group is backed by Iran and is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. Nasrallah's refusal to surrender under a massive Israeli assault on Lebanon last year aimed at destroying Hizballah's military capabilities has made him a hero across the Arab world, despite his being a Shi'ite.
CON: His power depends heavily on support from Tehran.