In the face of increased aggression by Hezbollah along Israel’s northern border, the Biden administration is urging restraint and concessions from Israel in the hope of preventing war. In actuality, U.S. President Joe Biden’s policies in the region, singularly focused on propping up Iran—Hezbollah’s patron—may very well make war inevitable.
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Tony Badran, a senior fellow and Middle East expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, who provides insightful analysis of the complicated dynamics playing out between the United States, Israel, Lebanon and Iran.
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, he has testified before the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy towards Iran, Syria and Lebanon. His research currently focuses on the relationship between Iran’s Hezbollah terrorist proxy model and regional states, as well as the history of and future scenarios for war between Israel and Hezbollah. His writings have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist and Levant analyst for Tablet magazine.