Combating Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Strategy for the Next President

January 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
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Featuring

Faysal Itani
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Charles Lister
Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
Author of The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Evolution of an Insurgency 

Hassan Hassan
Resident Fellow, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy 
Coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Jennifer Cafarella
Lead Intelligence Planner
Institute for the Study of War

Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff
President and Co-Founder
People Demand Change LLP

Moderated by:
Margaret Brennan
Foreign Affairs and White House Correspondent
CBS News 

Introductory Remarks by:
Dr. Nancy Okail
Executive Director
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy 
 
As the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year, a new administration will take office with al-Qaeda growing stronger than ever in the heart of the Middle East. Syria will be a crucial arena as the incoming administration looks to push back against this growing power of the Salafi jihadist movement that is taking root in the Middle East. 

Over the last six months, a rising generation of Syria, Middle East, and US national security analysts has regularly convened to design a strategy for the incoming administration to meet and overcome the threat from al-Qaeda in Syria. The culmination of their effort is the forthcoming report, Combating Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Strategy for the Next President, sponsored by the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. 

Please join us on January 12, 2017 for a discussion with several of the authors of the report.


On Twitter? Follow @ACMideast and use #AQinSyria

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

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Faysal Itani focuses on US policy in the Levant, with an emphasis on the conflict in Syria and its regional impact.

Charles Lister is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and author of The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Evolution of an Insurgency.

Hassan Hassan is a resident fellow at the Tahrir Center for Middle East Policy and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.

Jennifer Cafarella is a lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War.

Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff is the president and a co-founder of People Demand Change LLP.

Margaret Brennan is a foreign affairs and White House correspondent for CBS News.

Dr. Nancy Okail is the executive director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.

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