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Recent events in the Middle East will have far reaching consequences including on the geopolitical relationships of Israel. From elections in Lebanon, home to Hezbollah, to Russia’s withdrawal from Syria, lack of stability and growing power vacuums are leading to ever more dangerous dynamics for Israel and her allies in the region. Join us for a discussion with Tony Badran, expert on the Levant and co-author of the seminal column, The Realignment, among other important articles recently published.
About the speaker: Tony Badran is a research fellow at FDD, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant. Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, and Lebanon. His research currently focuses on the relationship between Iran’s Hezbollah model and regional states, as well as the history of and future scenarios for Israel-Hezbollah wars. His writings have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist and Levant analyst for Tablet magazine.