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8th November 2013 – NOW

Parting Ways

Tony Badran

During his trip to Saudi Arabia on Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to offer public reassurances to the Kingdom and minimize the perception... more...

19th October 2013 – NOW

Why Turkey is Firing on Jihadists in Syria

Tony Badran

On Tuesday, the Turkish military fired across the border with Syria onto positions of the jihadist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). more...

10th October 2013 – NOW

How Will Turkey Adapt?

Tony Badran

Since the White House's recent diplomatic opening to Iran, observers have closely scrutinized the reactions of allies including Israel and Saudi Arabia. more...

8th October 2013 – Quoted by İlhan Tanır, BBC Turkey

‘ABD Geleneksel Müttefiklerini es Geçiyor’

Tony Badran

ABD Dışişleri Bakanı John Kerry'nin, kimyasal silahlar anlaşmasına uyduğu için Suriye Cumhurbaşkanı Beşar Esad'ın övgüyü hak ettiğini söylemesi, Washington... more...

26th September 2013 – NOW

Obama Doctrine Leaves Allies in the Cold

Tony Badran

President Obama’s address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday had little if anything to allay the growing concerns of major allies about... more...

21st September 2013 – NOW

Obama’s Credibility Gap

Tony Badran

In an interview on Sunday, President Barack Obama made the case that, despite his public zigzagging, he is pursuing the right policy in Syria. Far from... more...

17th September 2013 – Quoted by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon

Christians and Syria

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The relationship between Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his country’s Christian minority is far more complex than the portrait drawn by Assad... more...

12th September 2013 – NOW

Obama Soft on Syria, Strengthening Iran

Tony Badran

The Obama administration has maintained that its response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons also reflects on the US posture toward Iran. more...

8th September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

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FDD's Tony Badran weighs in on the possibility of U.S. taking military action in Syria, saying U.S. credibility is on the line. more...

1st September 2013 – Quoted by İlhan Tanır, BBC Turkey

Obama topu Kongre’ye attı, Kongre ne yapar?

Tony Badran

ABD Başkanı Barack Obama'nın Cumartesi günü öğlen saatlerinde Oval Ofis'in hemen arkasında bulunan Gül Bahçesi'nde Amerikan halkına canlı... more...

29th August 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

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Hezbollah's role in the Syria crisis and potential US intervention. more...

28th August 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

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FDD's Tony Badran discusses the effectiveness of limited US strikes in Syria. more...

26th August 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Assad Calls Obama’s Bluff

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The timing was probably not a coincidence, falling as it did on two anniversaries. August 18, 2011, was when President Obama first demanded Syrian... more...

26th August 2013 – Quoted by Abdulrahman al-Masri, Victor Kotsev and Oren Dorell, USA Today

Kerry: Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons ‘Undeniable’

Tony Badran

A limited military strike against Syria might convince the Assad regime not to use chemical weapons again but it won't change the balance of power in the Syrian... more...

26th August 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Local Syrian Proxies, Hezbollah Stooges

Tony Badran

Lebanese authorities have arrested two suspects affiliated with a pro-Syrian regime group in the bombing of two Sunni mosques in Tripoli on Friday. more...

22nd August 2013 – NOW

Hezbollah Holds Lebanon’s Sunnis Hostage

Tony Badran

It didn’t take long after last week’s car bomb in Al-Roueiss for Hezbollah to lay out its plan of attack. The group immediately announced a retaliatory... more...

21st August 2013 – Quoted by Abdulrahman al-Masri and Louise Osborne, USA Today

Syria Opposition Claims Hundreds Dead in ‘Gas’ Attack

Tony Badran

Government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have carried out a "poisonous gas" attack near the capital Damascus that has left hundreds dead... more...

19th August 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Lebanon, Syria—and the CIA

Tony Badran

Even with all eyes turned toward Egypt and the increasingly violent rifts pulling that society apart, the region’s active civil war in Syria burns on. Last Thursday... more...

14th August 2013 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Egypt Explodes

Tony Badran

Egypt has exploded in violence and bloodshed. The Post reports: Egyptian security forces stormed two sprawling sit-ins by supporters of ousted president... more...

8th August 2013 – NOW

Accomplices to Hezbollah

Tony Badran

In the past two months, the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” as a terrorist entity, and the Gulf Arab statesannounced their intention... more...