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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Putin’s New Rules for the Golan Heights

The idea of a new status quo in which Iran entrenches itself in Syria while Russia positions itself as an honest broker should be a strategic nightmare for Israel

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Iran’s Two-Front Strategy

With simmering conflicts on the Golan and in Gaza, Tehran looks to strip Israel of its strategic advantages

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Lebanese General Bids to Circumvent Congress

Making Beirut nervous, American lawmakers are finally demanding accountability concerning the disarmament of Hezbollah

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Our Incoherent Lebanon Policy

Why would an administration that instinctively mistrusts state-building funnel millions to Hezbollah-run institutions?

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‘Ambassador Samantha Power Lied to My Face About Syria,’ by Kassem Eid

A letter from a survivor of Assad’s chemical attacks about his encounter with Obama’s chief diplomat at the United Nations

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Rex Tillerson Babbles in Beirut While Middle East War Looms

Trump’s envoy tries to make a distinction between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s government where there is none

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Lebanese PM Sa’ad Hariri Cancels His Deal With the Devil, Leaving Lebanon in the Hands of Iran

A renewed political and media circus in Beirut should not be confused with a real, serious strategy to roll back Teheran and break its long arm, Hezbollah

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American Policy in Lebanon Isn’t Policy. It’s Poetry.

And if we want to get serious about fighting Hezbollah, we should start by insisting on the following benchmarks

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Unless It Is Changed, UNIFIL’s Mandate Makes It a Boon for Hezbollah

Nikki Haley is right to insist the UN group in Lebanon undergo some big changes

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The Pentagon Fills Hezbollah’s Shopping List

Bradley fighting vehicles, M4 rifles among the American goods that will soon make their way to Lebanon, free of charge

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri Joins With Hezbollah to Con Donald Trump

Standing a few blocks from the White House, Lebanese delegation member Elias Bou Saab tweeted his support to Hezbollah ‘resisters.’ But the real problem is much, much worse.

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Lebanon Is Another Name for Hezbollah

And now Donald Trump, who inherited the disastrous Lebanon policy of the Obama administration, has a big problem on his hands

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Hezbollah’s Environmental Warriors

Iran Week: Are trees planted in Lebanon along the Israeli border really for ‘nature reserves’?

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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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