Tony Badran, Tablet magazine's Levant analyst, is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He tweets @AcrossTheBay.
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Assad’s Industrial Killing Machine

U.S. says the Syrian regime is operating a prison crematorium to ‘dispose of detainees’ remains’

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The Lebanese Prime Minister Is Stuck, and He’s Improvising

As Saad Hariri seeks international support, he’s aligning closer with Hezbollah and Assad in Syria

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Hezbollah’s Farcical Media Tour at the Israel-Lebanon Border

Make no mistake: the Iranian proxy controls the Lebanese state, including the U.S.-aided Lebanese Armed Forces

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Assad’s Fundraiser at the World Bank

Will the lifting of Trump’s immigration ban enable Abdallah Dardari, an adviser for the World Bank, to engage in activities for the Syrian regime?

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Obama Tries to Pin His Syria Policy on Trump

But the current humanitarian and geopolitical disaster under Assad is the result of specific decisions in the last six years

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How the Syria Echo Chamber Works

Tablet Annotates the News: Is it really time for a new Syria policy?

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Taking Dictation From a Dictator

Tablet Annotates the News: How Syria’s Assad played the U.S. media

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Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.

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Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News for Israel

The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State

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Why Bashar al-Assad, the ‘Teflon Don’ of the Middle East, Can’t Be Touched

Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it

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What the United States Is Really Doing in Syria

Tag-teaming with Russia and dumping regional allies and NATO, the White House tells the rest of the world to go take a hike

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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All in the Assad Family

Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week

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Understanding Syria: Whose Side Are We on, Anyway?

It helps to look at this map

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Obama Licenses Iran To Ship Missiles to Hezbollah

The president’s Syria policy poses a direct threat to Israel

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The Politics Behind the FAA’s Israel Flight Ban

Is the White House using the agency to push its own agenda?

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Syriana

Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means

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