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23rd July 2014 – Tablet Magazine

The Politics Behind the FAA’s Israel Flight Ban

Tony Badran

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice prohibiting U.S. carriers from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport after a rocket launched by Hamas from Gaza landed near the Tel Aviv airport. more...

11th July 2014 – Quoted by Oren Dorell & Mariam Hamed - USA Today

Israel Vows To Continue Airstrikes Despite Growing Pressure

Tony Badran

As the Palestinian death toll rose, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Friday to continue to target members of Hamas with air strikes in Gaza until rockets the militant group has been firing into Israel from the southern border halt. more...

9th July 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US Defense Secretary Calls ISIL Imminent Threat

Tony Badran

The top U.S. defense official says the world should not underestimate the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. more...

8th July 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Tony Badran

Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Tony Badran discusses whether an independent Kurdistan is viable amid the crisis in Iraq. more...

7th July 2014 – Mentioned by Brett Logiurato & Michael B Kelley - Business Insider

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Forming Alliances We Never Thought Possible

Tony Badran

Here's how quickly things can change in the volatile Middle East: Less than one year ago, President Barack Obama considered airstrikes against military targets held by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a chemical weapons attack killed as many as 1,400 people in the capital. more...

1st July 2014 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Rand Paul Under Fire for Claim Obama Admin ‘Allied’ With ISIL

Tony Badran

Experts say claim is factually inaccurate, dangerous to state publicly. more...

1st July 2014 – Cited by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil - The Times of Israel

US to arm Syrian moderates, but who are they?

Tony Badran

The US has selected a number of Syrian “moderate groups” to receive American aid, but administration officials have remained closed-mouthed as to which of the dozens of groups operating in the war-torn nation have already benefited from Washington’s support. more...

1st July 2014 – Quoted by Lee Smith - Tablet Magazine

What Kurdish Independence Would Mean

Tony Badran

And why Israel supports the ambitious—if unlikely—push for statehood. more...

27th June 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Tony Badran

FDD Research Fellow, Tony Badran, discusses what it will take to provoke U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. more...

27th June 2014 – Now Lebanon

A Hard Sell

Tony Badran

Sunni regional powers are unlikely to embrace a policy that disregards their interests. more...

26th June 2014 – Cited by Alexander Corbeil - Carnegie Endowment For International Peace

Hezbollah’s Iraq Problems

Tony Badran

Events in Iraq, where the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has routed government forces since June 10, have sent reverberations across the region. more...

19th June 2014 – Now Lebanon

The Devil You Don’t Know

Tony Badran

An Iranian-backed presence in southern Syria isn't necessarily better than a Nusra one. more...

18th June 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Tony Badran

FDD Research Fellow, Tony Badran, discusses the implications of U.S. intervention in Iraq. more...

5th June 2014 – Now Lebanon

Jihadist Blowback?

Tony Badran

Analysts are mistakenly placing the Brussels shootings within the context of Syria. more...

4th June 2014 – CCTV

CCTV America

Tony Badran

FDD Research Fellow, Tony Badran, discusses elections in Syria. more...

30th May 2014 – Now Lebanon

Semitic Semantics

Tony Badran

Netanyahu and Pope Francis' disagreement over the language of Jesus evokes a deeper identity conflict. more...

25th May 2014 – The Tower

Hezbollah Official: “Israel Is The Main Enemy”

Tony Badran

The Daily Star yesterday reported on a speech given by Hezbollah’s deputy leader, Sheikh Naim Qassem. more...

23rd May 2014 – Bloomberg

Russian Companies Active In Syria At Risk of U.S. Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Tony Badran

The Obama administration may conclude that the road to Donetsk leads on to Damascus. more...

22nd May 2014 – Now Lebanon

Hezbollah’s Foreign Origins

Tony Badran

The party’s origins predate Israel’s invasion of South Lebanon in 1982... more...

15th May 2014 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Assad Regime-rebel Agreement in Homs a Sign of Things to Come?

Tony Badran

If Syrian forces continue to win battles against the rebels, it may force them to make more cease-fire deals and withdrawals in other cities. more...