Tony Badran

Tony Badran

Tony Badran is Tablet magazine’s Levant analyst and a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He tweets @AcrossTheBay.

Rob Malley visits the Gulf, with a bucket of old formaldehyde

A senior US delegation, led by Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley and other counterterrorism and defense officials, traveled to Saudi Arabia recently to participate in the US-Gulf Cooperation......

America’s military exercise with Israel betrays its true plans

What are we to make of Juniper Oak, the latest and largest-ever joint military exercise held by the US and Israeli militaries in late January, as part of the longstanding Juniper series? Based on the......

Why bilateralism is key to any Saudi-Israeli agreement

Ahead of his victory in Israel’s election in November, Benjamin Netanyahu had been telegraphing loudly that his top priority is to pursue a peace accord with Saudi Arabia. As he put the finishing......

America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump

For the past two years, the Biden administration has been hell-bent on getting Saudi Arabia to underwrite the US project of administering Lebanon. And for two years running, the Kingdom has refused,......

Will the American election finally kill the zombie Iran deal?

In the lead-up to the American midterm elections, the Biden administration’s messaging on Iran had maintained that the effort to revive the Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action......

US strong-arms allies into recognizing Iranian “equities”

On October 26, Amos Hochstein headed back to Lebanon for the “signing ceremony” for the maritime boundary deal Team Biden succeeded in imposing on Israel. Reflecting the farcical nature of what was......

Israel trades gas fields for a line of buoys

The citizens of the state of Israel were informed this past weekend that the caretaker government of Prime Minister Yair Lapid was about to trade several hundred square kilometers of Israel’s......

Lebanon-Egypt gas wild theories unfounded: US plan is pro-Iran, pro-Hezbollah

The US ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, confirmed recently that the Biden administration is facilitating the export of Egyptian natural gas and Jordanian surplus electricity to......