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27th January 2014 – Cited by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

The Arab Myth of Ariel Sharon

Tony Badran

During Anwar Sadat’s historic trip to Jerusalem in 1977, he met Ariel Sharon, the Israeli general credited by his countrymen as one of the heroes of the 1973... more...

23rd January 2014 – Quoted by Benny Avni, Newsweek

Ban’s Syrian Bungle Defriends Iran’s Mullahs

Tony Badran

This week's near-fiasco about who should be invited to the Syrian peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland, that resulted from a private telephone conversation between... more...

23rd January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

The Syrian peace talks in Geneva. more...

15th January 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Foreign Minister Pays Respects to Hezbollah’s Terror Master

Tony Badran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif laid a wreath on the grave of Imad Mughniyeh on Monday. Hezbollah's infamous military commander, Mughniyeh was... more...

9th January 2014 – NOW

The Open Secret

Tony Badran

Over the past few days, Iranian and Hezbollah-aligned media have dedicated much attention, and animus, to news of the death of Majed al-Majed, the... more...

5th January 2014 – Quoted by Paul Alster, Fox News

Syrian Civil War Bleeds Into Beirut, as Terror Groups Clash

Tony Badran

Syria's bloody civil war has spread to the streets of Beirut, where it threatens to destroy the hard-fought progress Lebanon's capital has made in coming back... more...

4th January 2014 – NOW

White House Sees a Partner in Assad

Tony Badran

As 2013 drew to a close, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy and damning chronicle of President Obama’s handling of Syria. And while 2013... more...

19th December 2013 – NOW

Hiding Behind the LAF

Tony Badran

Lebanon came close to instigating a conflict with Israel on Sunday when a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) shot and killed an Israeli sergeant... more...

12th December 2013 – NOW

A Taste of What’s to Come

Tony Badran

For all the speculation about who was responsible for the assassination of Hezbollah senior military commander Hassan al-Laqis last Tuesday, the likelihood... more...

11th December 2013 – Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Seymour Hersh and Assad’s Nun Spin a Story

Tony Badran

Over the weekend, Seymour Hersh published an article in the London Review of Books claiming that the Obama administration got it wrong regarding the... more...

5th December 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Who Took Out Hezbollah’s Hassan al-Laqqis?

Tony Badran

Minutes after Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah finished a lengthy televised appearance late Tuesday night, a team of unknown assailants assassinated... more...

4th December 2013 – BBC Radio 5

Up All Night

Tony Badran

The assassination of Hezbollah Commander Hassan Lakkis. more...

4th December 2013 – NOW

Radical Rupture

Tony Badran

President Obama is overseeing a radical rupture with past American policy in the Middle East. Now that it has been confirmed that Washington has been... more...

25th November 2013 – Quoted by Max Rosenthal, The Huffington Post

Iran Nuclear Deal May Foreshadow Tehran’s Role In Syria Peace Talks

Tony Badran

With one major diplomatic deal now agreed upon, Iran may be on track to take a formal role in negotiations to end the Syrian civil war. Secretary of State John... more...

21st November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

The attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. more...

21st November 2013 – NOW

An Explosive Proxy War

Tony Badran

It appears that the Iranian Embassy in Bir Hassan may have narrowly escaped even bigger devastation on Tuesday as the two suicide bombers failed to penetrate... more...

20th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

The Iranian Embassy Bombing in Beirut: Many Questions Remain

Tony Badran

Two explosions targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut yesterday, killing at least 23 people, among them the Iranian cultural attaché, Hojatoleslam Ebrahim... more...

18th November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

The Secret History of Hezbollah

Tony Badran

Thirty years ago last month, Hezbollah blew up the barracks of the U.S Marines and French paratroopers stationed at the Beirut airport, killing 241 U.S. servicemen and 58 Frenchmen. more...

17th November 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Hezbollah and Iran – Two Branches of the Same Tree

Tony Badran

When Lebanese MP Walid Sukkarieh of Hezbollah said last week the Shi’ite-dominated axis of Hezbollah-Iran-Syria could bleed Israel to death by sustaining... more...

14th November 2013 – NOW

Obama Knows Best

Tony Badran

America’s allies are troubled. At the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that took place in Geneva last week, the US administration came close to giving... more...