Council Special Report on Syria

Director: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
Author: Scott Lasensky, Senior Research Associate, United States Institute of Peace, and Mona Yacoubian, Senior Adviser, Middle East Program, Stimson Center
May 2007 - June 2008

This forthcoming report will focus on Washington's policy toward Syria. The Syrian regime believes it plays a pivotal role in the region and is seeking to capitalize on its influence in several major arenas: Iraq, Lebanon, Israel-Palestine, and Iran. This CSR will develop a set of policy recommendations for an effective strategy toward Damascus and prescribe an incentive-based approach to secure its cooperation in these areas.


Council Special Report on Syria: Advisory Committee Meeting

Speakers: Mona Yacoubian, Special Advisor, Muslim World Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace, Scott Lasensky, Senior Research Associate, U.S. Institute of Peace
Presider: Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
October 2, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.