May 22, 2019

In or Out? What Should the U.S. Do in Syria?

By Nicholas Heras, Frances Z. Brown, Melissa Dalton and Loren DeJonge Schulman

Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on U.S. national security decision making—Frances Z. Brown, Melissa Dalton, and Loren DeJonge Schulman—whether the United States should remain committed to maintaining a presence in Syria, and if President Trump is right that all that remains for the U.S. in Syria is "sand and death."

  • Commentary
    • National Review
    • September 12, 2019
    Russia’s Middle East Power Play

    Turkey flouted months of American warnings this summer and took delivery of the Russian-made S-400 air-defense system — triggering Ankara’s expulsion from the F-35 stealth-fig...

    By Vance Serchuk

  • Podcast
    • May 15, 2019
    Russia, Hezbollah, and Iran...Oh My!

    Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict—Anna Borshchevskaya, Hanin Ghaddar, and Brian Katz—how the Unite...

    By Nicholas Heras, Anna Borshchevskaya, Hanin Ghaddar & Brian Katz

  • Podcast
    • May 1, 2019
    The Assad Dilemma

    The Assad regime has been in power in Syria since 1970. For many analysts, the Syrian state could not exist without the regime, and the regime could not exist without the lead...

    By Nicholas Heras, Kaleigh Thomas, Alexander Bick & Faysal Itani

  • Reports
    • April 29, 2019
    Solving the Syrian Rubik’s Cube

    Executive Summary Eight years since the start of the Syrian crisis, the conflict in that country has transitioned from a war between the government of President Bashar al-A...

    By Nicholas Heras & Kaleigh Thomas

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