The Kremlin’s Actions in Syria: Origins, Timing, and Prospects

Panel I: The Evolution of the Syria Crisis and Russian Policy

The Hon. Frederic Hof
Former Special Adviser for Transition in Syria
Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Atlantic Council

The Hon. Francis Ricciardone
Former US Ambassador to Turkey 
Vice President and Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Atlantic Council

Dr. Angela Stent
Former National Intelligence Council Officer for Russia and Eurasia
Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, 

Georgetown University

Dr. Vladislav Inozemtsev
Professor of Economics 
Higher School of Economics
Center for Post-Industrial Studies in Moscow

Dr. Mark N. Katz
Professor of Government and Politics
George Mason University

H.E. Nabil Fahmy
Former Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs 

American University in Cairo

Panel II: Moscow’s New Policy: Impact and Prospects

The Hon. John Herbst
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council

The Hon. Dennis Ross
Former Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia 
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow

The Washington Institute

Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie
Former Iraqi Governing Council National Security Advisor

Mr. Adam Garfinkle
The American Interest

Mr. Pavel Felgenhauer
Jamestown Foundation

The Hon. Richard Burt
Former US Ambassador to Germany
Managing Director

McLarty Associates

Please join us for an in-depth discussion on The Kremlin’s Actions in Syria: Origins, Timing, and Prospects, on Friday, December 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 12th floor). The conference brings together a distinguished group of experts and opinion leaders from the United States, Russia, and the Middle East to engage in a strategic dialogue on the consequences of Russian intervention in Syria. The first panel will explore the evolution of the Syrian crisis and implications of Russia’s new policy, followed by a second panel discussion on the impact of Russia’s policy and its prospects. The following is a list of our featured speakers:

Friday, December 18, 2015
Atlantic Council Headquarters
1030 15th St. NW (12th Floor, West Elevators)
Washington, DC, 20005

Breakfast and registration, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Panel I, 9:30 a.m. -10:50 a.m.

Coffee break, 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Panel II, 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.