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Events and Appearances - Tony Badran

July 2016

The Third Lebanon War

25th July 2016 - 9:15 AM

This summer marks 10 years since the Second Lebanon War—the longest war experienced by Israel since 1948—which left in its wake severe devastation on both sides of the border. The ceasefire under UN Security Resolution 1701 was broken by Hezbollah almost immediately after its implementation in August 2006. Since then, Hezbollah has been gradually but intensively building itself into a more lethal and dangerous force, with new weapons, training and financing from Iran.

May 2015

Disputed Borders and the Struggle for Order: Addressing Security Threats in the Middle East

13th May 2015 - 11:30 AM

With continued Hezbollah activity emanating from Lebanon, Iran and the IRGC trying to set up a base of operations in the Golan Heights, the decline of the Assad regime in southern Syria, and rising tensions in the Sinai Peninsula, Israel's security situation has become increasingly complex and dangerous. What is the Israeli security outlook for the near and mid-term future?

March 2015

Iranian Hegemony in the Levant and Beyond

6th March 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Islamic Republic of Iran now has a firm grasp on four Arab capitals: Baghdad, Beirut, Damascus, and Sana‘a. Iran has used its assets—Hezbollah and Iraq's Shiite militias—to extend its reach and entrench its influence.


December 2014

Bordering on Terrorism: Turkey’s Syria Policy and the Rise of the Islamic State

19th December 2014 - 9:30 AM

A recent FDD report chronicles the flow of jihadists and money to the Islamic State (IS) through Turkey's southwestern border. The IS crisis has put Turkey and the U.S. on a collision course, as Ankara refuses to allow the coalition to launch strikes from its air bases, while IS has established cells on its soil. Turkey’s intransigence has raised serious questions about its value and relaibility as an American ally and its place in the NATO alliance.

February 2014

The Levant Unraveling: How the Crisis in Syria is Impacting the Region

7th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

A Conversation with Jonathan Spyer, Tony Badran, Michael Doran, Oubai Shahbandar and John Hannah

How has Assad’s strategy evolved? With various factions and stakeholders pitted against each other, how are the competing endgames and tactics of groups like ISIS and Nusra impacting the dynamic of the conflict? How are the reverberations from the ever-bloodier conflict in Syria being felt far beyond its borders in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the Palestinian territories? What will the Montreux talks mean for Syria and the path forward for the international community? How are Iran and Hezbollah influencing the conflict and altering the situation on the ground? What is the way forward?

September 2013

Crossing the Red Line: The Crisis in Syria and the US Response

3rd September 2013 - 12:00 PM

A Conversation with John Hannah, Tony Badran, and Cliff May

Strong evidence that the regime of Bashar al-Assad used chemicals weapons against civilians – thereby crossing what President Obama has called a “red line” – has led to reports that the U.S. could hit Syrian targets as early as next Thursday.  What should be the objective of any response? Can the United States and its allies prevent further humanitarian catastrophe? Is that their responsibility and at what cost? What will the American response mean for other regional actors—Lebanon, Israel, Iran and Turkey among them?

April 2013

Lebanon and Israel: The Forgotten Front?

10th April 2013 - 9:15 AM

Analysis from Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, Tony Badran, and Hussain Abdul-Hussain

While the 2006 U.N.-brokered truce between Lebanon and Israel has largely held, experts are assessing whether Hezbollah’s mounting military presence throughout Lebanon will result in renewed conflict, jeopardizing the fragile balance between the two neighbors and raising new questions about the future of the region. What does Hezbollah’s increasing arsenal of rockets and missiles—which some estimates say is 10 times its capability in 2006—mean for the Lebanese people, particularly the Shia?

March 2013

Europe’s Hezbollah Dilemma: What’s Next?

1st March 2013 - 1:30 PM

A conversation with Tony Badran, Matthew Levitt and Benjamin Weinthal

The recent Bulgarian findings that Hezbollah was behind the terrorist attack that killed a Bulgarian bus driver and Israeli tourists, and the confession in a Cyprus court that Hezbollah was behind the plot in Nicosia, are reminders that the Party of God’s campaign of terror transcends borders. Yet, the European Union has so far not designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Will these developments on European soil change their calculus?

January 2013

Tony Badran Joins Panel on Political Islam in a New Middle East

29th January 2013 - 4:30 AM

Political Islam in a New Middle East: Players, Attitudes & Conflicts
Fordham University School of Law

September 2012

Uneasy Balance: Weighing Turkish, Syrian, and Kurdish Interests

10th September 2012 - 4:00 PM

A conversation with Tony Badran, Soner Cagaptay, John Hannah, Dr. Fuad Hussein and Ilhan Tanir

As the Assad regime loses Aleppo and its countryside, will this region become a de facto sphere of Turkish influence in Syria? How does Turkey intend to deal with potential Kurdish autonomy in Syria, where the PKK has a significant support? How will Syria's Sunni Arab rebels deal with the Kurds' gains? Will the current Kurdish divide between pro-PKK and pro-Barzani parties lead to a Kurdish subset of the Syrian civil war? What is Washington's plan to offset the potential fragmentation of Syria?

June 2012

The Future of Lebanon

14th June 2012 - 7:29 PM

A conversation with Tony Badran, John Hannah, Hassan Mneimneh, and Amal Mudallali

Sectarian tensions in Syria are simmering and increasingly spilling over into Lebanon. Which actors are maneuvering for position in Lebanon? What role has Hezbollah played and has it been weakened as some have asserted? How successful is the Syrian attempt to destabilize the Sunni street in Lebanon? How serious is the al-Qaeda presence in the Levant? What further jockeying will take place in the lead up to the Lebanese elections in 2013?

March 2012

Tony Badran Participates in AIPAC Panel

4th March 2012 - 11:15 PM

Syrian Revolt: Inside Syria's Violent Uprising

2012 AIPAC Policy Conference

Washington, DC

February 2012

Tony Badran Addresses The Twelfth Annual Herzliya Conference

2nd February 2012 - 12:00 AM

The 12th Annual Herzliya Conference

January 30-February 2 2012,

Campus of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, in Israel.

December 2011

Washington Forum 2011

6th December 2011 - 7:00 PM

Ideology, Power, and Alliances in a Changing Middle East
FDD's Annual Policy Summit

December 7-9, 2011
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC

September 2011

Tony Badran to Testify on US Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria

22nd September 2011 - 12:00 AM

Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2011

TIME:  2:00 p.m.