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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.

16th September 2018 – Tablet Magazine

Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

Tony Badran

In what is becoming a yearly ritual, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2433 end of August, extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year. more...

Analysis & Commentary

16th September 2018 – Tablet Magazine

Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

Tony Badran

In what is becoming a yearly ritual, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2433 end of August, extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year. more...

6th September 2018 – Tablet Magazine

The Myth of an Independent Lebanon

Tony Badran

Western intelligence sources have revealed that in July and August Iran used a civilian airliner to fly arms to Hezbollah directly through the Beirut International Airport. That would be right after the United States completed the delivery of light attack aircraft to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in June, and right before a high-ranking CENTCOM delegation visited Lebanon mid-August. more...

24th August 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran sits in with The John Batchelor Show to comment on the US position on the Assad regime both diplomatically and economically. more...

17th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Assad Regime Restoring Economic Ties with Jordan and UAE

Tony Badran

Following the Assad regime’s recapture of opposition-held areas in southern Syria, pro-regime media have begun boasting the restoration of economic relations with Arab countries, namely Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Damascus is eager to show that its success on the battlefield will persuade regional governments – including those friendly to the U.S. – to stop treating it as a pariah state. more...