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23rd May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Hezbollah Slips in Qusayr

Tony Badran

It’s been five days since Hezbollah and Assad regime forces launched their joint offensive on the town of al-Qusayr in the Homs countryside. Hezbollah and regime media... more...

21st May 2013 – Fox News

Fox News.com Live

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran on a troubling trend where young girls are used for temporary marriages in Syrian refugee camps. more...

19th May 2013 – BBC World Service

News Update

Tony Badran

The continued fighting in Syria. more...

19th May 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Collision Course

Tony Badran

President Obama is on a collision course with his allies on Syria. As Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, and Britain call for more aggressive steps to topple Bashar al-Assad... more...

13th May 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Disappearing Red Lines

Tony Badran

In his April 30 White House press conference, President Obama explained that there’s evidence chemical weapons have been used in Syria, but “we don’t know how they were used... more...

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...