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9th May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Israel’s Strategic Clarity in Syria

Tony Badran

It was perhaps fitting that the multiple Israeli strikes in Damascus last week followed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s address from Tehran. Nasrallah had warned last Tuesday... more...

6th May 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Contemplating Syria, Hezbollah Retaliation

Tony Badran

The alleged attacks by Israel against Syria, supposedly targeting an arms facility and advanced Iranian surface-to-surface missiles believed to be headed for Hezbollah... more...

4th May 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran discusses Israel and their tactics to keep weapons from the hands of Hezbollah and its allies. more...

28th April 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran discusses Syria's use of chemical weapons and the possible ramifications. more...

26th April 2013 – The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran joins a discussion on whether or not the drone reported over Israel was in fact a PR stunt. more...

26th April 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Hezbollah’s Drone to Israel: Calculated Adventurism

Tony Badran

On Thursday, Israeli fighter jets shot down a drone off of Haifa’s coastline. The drone, according to a statement from the Israeli military, was identified as it flew north to south along... more...

25th April 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Assad Reading the Signs

Tony Badran

On Monday, the pro-Assad regime Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad hosted a large delegation of loyalist Lebanese parties in Damascus. more...

18th April 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Protracted Syria War Not in US Interests

Tony Badran

Thirty years ago today, at Iran’s behest and supported by Hafez al-Assad’s regime, Hezbollah attacked the US embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The embassy bombing, which took place... more...

11th April 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Iran Uses Lebanese to Project Its Regional Power

Tony Badran

Last week, Saudi Arabia announced that the spy cell it had arrested in March, and which included a reportedly key Lebanese member, had “direct links” to Iranian intelligence. more...

8th April 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Challenges Ahead for Lebanon’s Next Prime Minister

Tony Badran

On March 22, the Hezbollah-dominated government of Lebanon collapsed after its Prime Minister, Najib Miqati, resigned. Following consultations with members of parliament, President Michel Suleiman tasked MP Tammam Salam with forming a new government. more...

4th April 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

Relations between Turkey and Israel. more...

1st April 2013 – MED Radio - Morocco

Letter from New York

Tony Badran

The continued fighting in Syria. more...

30th March 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Return to Realism

Tony Badran

Last Friday, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made a call to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, resolving the dispute between the two countries following the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. more...

22nd March 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Israeli Leader Apologizes to Turkey for Fatal Ship Raid

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

Apologizing to Turkey should be seen as a concession by Prime Minister Netanyahu to President Obama because escalating tensions between Turkey, a NATO member, and Israel, America’s most reliable... more...

21st March 2013 – NOW Lebanon

The End of Syria

Tony Badran

Last week marked the second year anniversary of the popular uprising in Syria. On its current trajectory, Syria is headed toward geographical fragmentation. As the security situation deteriorates and Washington... more...

21st March 2013 – Quoted by Janelle Dumalaon and Jacob Russell, USA Today

Experts Doubt Syria has Used Chemical Weapons

Tony Badran

Whether Syria crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons in its battle against a rebellion appeared murky Wednesday and both sides in the war blamed the other for an attack that Western nations are unsure even happened. more...

16th March 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran discusses the continued fighting in Syria and says the West should intervene to end the horrific bloodshed. more...

7th March 2013 – NOW Lebanon

A Nifty Conceit: the EU, Hezbollah, and Lebanon

Tony Badran

The Hezbollah bus bombing in Bulgaria as well as their foiled operation in Cyprus have put Europe in an uncomfortable position, as pressure increases on the EU to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. more...

6th March 2013 – BBC Radio 5

News Update

Tony Badran

The announcement that UK governmentt will be providing armored vehicles and body armor for rebel forces in Syria. more...

28th February 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Iran’s Lebanon Arm

Tony Badran

The recent death of Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) senior officer Hassan Shateri, alias Hessam Khoshnevis, has cast the spotlight on the direct role the IRGC... more...