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January 30, 2019

Syria
Next Steps in Syria With Mona Yacoubian

Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops…

Podcast U.S. military vehicles drive through northern Syrian city of Manbij, December 30, 2018.

April 13, 2018

Syrian Civil War
What Are U.S. Military Options in Syria?

Military threats to deter chemical attacks have so far failed to restrain the Syrian regime, and they risk escalating the horrific conflict even further.

A girl evacuated from the Damascus suburb of Douma arrives in northern Syria.

August 24, 2018

North Korea
Global Conflict This Week: United States Appoints Special Representative to North Korea

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

South Korean soldier stands guard.

August 15, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Transatlantic Aims Overlap in the Middle East

Although deep disconnects plague current transatlantic cooperation in the Middle East, the United States and Europe still share a common interest in stabilizing this volatile region.

U.S. Secretary of Defense and NATO Secretary General at a NATO meeting

June 11, 2014

Lebanon
Renewed Conflict in Lebanon

Introduction Lebanon is at risk of experiencing renewed civil strife in the coming months, primarily as a result of the spillover effects of the Syrian civil war, now in its fourth year. Although …

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February 6, 2014

Syria
Can Syrian Talks Inch Forward?

The lack of progress in Syrian peace talks doesn’t mean diplomacy can’t work, but the process needs to include regional powers, says expert Mona Yacoubian.

March 7, 2013

Syria
Syria’s Continuing Civil War

The pitched battle for Syria’s future could eventually pull the country apart and precipitate a seismic sectarian shift in the region, says Mideast expert Mona Yacoubian.

May 29, 2012

Political Movements
A Syrian Turning Point for Russia?

The weekend massacre near Houla that has galvanized international outrage may spark a stronger Russian stand against the Assad regime, says Syria expert Mona Yacoubian.

May 10, 2011

Syria
Behind Syria’s Crackdown

President Assad’s brutal attack on Syrian protestors, and a lack of support for protestors from Syria’s army and business class, make it likely that the regime will survive even if it becomes increas…

February 6, 2019

Iran
Iran’s Imperial Foreign Policy

Panelists analyze Iran's foreign policy strategy, including their regional ambitions and interventions in Syria and Yemen, and offer recommendations on ways the United States should proceed after wit…

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