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Tony Badran

Research Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Lebanon, Syria, Arab Spring, Iran - Human Rights, Hezbollah

Biography:

Tony Badran is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran and Syria. His writings have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist and Levant analyst for Tablet magazine.

Tony Badran is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran and Syria. His writings have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist and Levant analyst for Tablet magazine.

Was a Hezbollah Commander Really Killed by His Own Organization?

5th April 2017 – The Weekly Standard

Was a Hezbollah Commander Really Killed by His Own Organization?

Tony Badran

Two weeks ago, Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot took the unusual step of confirming claims in the media about the May 13, 2016, killing of Hezbollah military commander, Mustafa Badreddine. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th April 2017 – Tablet Magazine

Hezbollah’s Farcical Media Tour at the Israel-Lebanon Border

Tony Badran

Last Thursday, Hezbollah organized a tour for journalists along the border with Israel, where the Iranian proxy highlighted the various topographical alterations the IDF has done near the border in preparation for a future war. more...

7th April 2017 – Fox News

America’s Newsroom

Tony Badran

FDD research fellow Tony Badran comments on US missile strike in Syria. more...

5th April 2017 – The Weekly Standard

Was a Hezbollah Commander Really Killed by His Own Organization?

Tony Badran

Two weeks ago, Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot took the unusual step of confirming claims in the media about the May 13, 2016, killing of Hezbollah military commander, Mustafa Badreddine. more...

29th March 2017 – Quoted by Matthew RJ Brodsky - The Algemeiner

Will America’s Inaction in Syria Help Lead to an Israeli-Hezbollah War?

Tony Badran

That’s the question that many analysts are grappling with in the wake of recent escalations, including an Israeli strike inside Syria that targeted a weapons shipment meant for Hezbollah. more...