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.

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...

Lebanon is a basket case run by a terror group: don’t fund it

After two weeks of popular protests in Lebanon against the country’s corrupt political class, Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has handed his resignation. While some see this development as a...

Iran’s attempt to force the US back to the JCPOA failed miserably

By attacking Saudi Aramco, Iran wanted to force the US to return to the JCPOA nuclear deal. It failed. The futility of Iran’s attempts to force the US to return to the nuclear deal was evident...