Media Conference Call: Arab Turmoil Continues

Speakers: Steven A. Cook and Tony Badran

CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook and Foundation for Defense Democracies Research Fellow Tony Badran discuss the increasing violence and political change sweeping the region with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose. Cook and Badran have authored articles in the recently released eBook New Arab Revolt, published by CFR and Foreign Affairs.

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Author: Zachary Laub

Sarin, one of the world's most lethal chemical weapons, has long been stockpiled but is rarely used by states or terrorists. Allegations of attacks on civilians in Syria, if substantiated, would represent a departure from long-standing international practice.

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Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?

Author: Esther Pan

Bashar al-Assad, whose regime looked shaky under international pressure last year, is consolidating his power and cracking down on dissent. Despite a UN probe linking Syrian officials to the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister, Assad appears to have gained some breathing room.

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State Sponsor: Syria

Author: Holly Fletcher

Syria has a history of aiding terrorist organizations, and is one of five nations on the U.S. State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism. Along with Iran, Syria has given substantial backing to Hezbollah.

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Syria's Leaders

Author: Esther Pan

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, profiles some of the nation's top leaders.

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Reactions to the Syrian Peace Conference

Speaker: Edward Djerejian
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Edward P. Djerejian leads a conversation on the international peace negotiations in Geneva and the challenges and possible outcomes that lie ahead for Syria, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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