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

Christians and Syria

Tony Badran

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

Tony Badran

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

Tony Badran

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

28th August 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Tony Badran

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

Tony Badran

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...

5th August 2013 – The Atlantic

Iran’s ‘Moderate’ New President Still Supports Assad

Mark Dubowitz, Tony Badran

In Iran and abroad, the election of President Hassan Rouhani has created an atmosphere of optimism not seen since Mohammad Khatami's presidency, which... more...

25th July 2013 – NOW Lebanon

Western Debate Over Hezbollah Obscures its True Nature

Tony Badran

Shortly after the European Union’s decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s so-called “military wing” on Tuesday, Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans... more...

23rd July 2013 – Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Deal Done for U.S. to Ship Arms to Syria Rebels

Tony Badran

A deal reached in Congress to allow the United States to ship arms to Syrian rebels could spur more support from other nations, blunting the military gains... more...

23rd July 2013 – Interviewed by la Razon - Spain

¿Un Peligro Para Líbano?

Tony Badran

¿Han presionado EE UU e Israel a Bruselas para tomar esta decisión? Obviamente, no hay duda de que ambos han animado, alentando a la UE. more...

22nd July 2013 – Cited by UPI

For Syria’s Assad, Homs is the Key Target, Not Aleppo

Tony Badran

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad are escalating their offensive to push rebel fighters out of the divided strategic city of Homs in the central... more...

18th July 2013 – NOW

The Battle for Aleppo Never Began

Tony Badran

With the Obama administration’s Syria policy still a mystery, and as the world became preoccupied with Egypt, Syria quietly fell from the headlines following... more...