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

Presider Steven A. CookDouglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Scott LasenskySenior Research Associate, U.S. Institute of Peace, Mona YacoubianSpecial Advisor, Muslim World Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace
October 2, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.