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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...

24th February 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran discusses if there's anything the world community can do and whether there's a stalemate in Syria. more...

22nd February 2013 – Syndicated

The Takeaway

Tony Badran

Bombs rock the Syria capital of Damascus. more...

20th February 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Hezbollah is Acting Just As It Always Has

Tony Badran

Hezbollah and Iran are coordinating closely to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. Hezbollah fighters continue to die in the Syrian civil war as the Syrian opposition claimed on Monday that 43 were killed... more...

15th February 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Iran and Israel Fight, Lebanon Loses

Tony Badran

It’s been more than two weeks since the Israeli airstrike in Syria against the arms convoy headed for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Bits of information, coupled with ominous warnings, are coming out from Jerusalem... more...

8th February 2013 – Quoted by Michael Weiss, World Affairs Journal

Assessing Israel’s Strike on Syria

Tony Badran

Last week saw what might have been the first incursion by Israeli warplanes into Syria airspace in six years. The strike took place on Wednesday (January 30th), and by week’s end, unnamed US and Israeli... more...

7th February 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Hollow Praise for the LAF

Tony Badran

On Monday, the US ambassador to Lebanon, Maura Connelly, called the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and expressed condolences for the officers killed or injured in last week’s raid... more...

31st January 2013 – Voice of Russia

News Update

Tony Badran

The Israeli strike in Syria and its implications. more...

31st January 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Israel’s Free Hand

Tony Badran

Yesterday, reports emerged of an Israeli airstrike against a truck convoy suspected of carrying “game changing” weapons systems from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. While previous reports had mainly... more...

30th January 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Al-Qaida’s Increasing Presence in Lebanon

Tony Badran

Al-Qaida’s presence in Lebanon is growing, partly because of the spillover from the civil war next door in Syria. There are reports that Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. the al-Nusra Front, which the US last month... more...

24th January 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Whose Side is America On?

Tony Badran

In President Barack Obama’s inaugural address marking the start of his second term in office, he dedicated little space to foreign policy. While the president made no specific mention of Iran, he did... more...

17th January 2013 – NOW Lebanon

The Kurds’ Sensitive Juncture

Tony Badran

Last week’s killing in Paris of three female Kurdish activists with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has spurred much speculation about the party responsible for the assassinations and the purpose... more...

10th January 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

The Obama administration's strategy in Syria. more...

10th January 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Obama’s Flexible Red Lines

Tony Badran

In response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s latest address, US officials and spokespersons have dismissively described the embattled dictator as someone “detached from reality” and “delusional,”... more...

4th January 2013 – Quoted by Matthew Weaver, The Guardian

Obama Administration’s ‘Failings’ on Syria

Tony Badran

It is hard to dispute claims that Syria will be seen as one of the biggest foreign policy failures of the Obama administration, according to analyst Tony Badran. Speaking to the Guardian, Badran... more...