The Washington Post Editorial Board cites an Atlantic Council report, Setting the Stage for Peace in Syria, coauthored by Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof:

A report issued last week by the Atlantic Council offered one way forward: converting the underpowered training mission into a project to build a 50,000-member “Syrian national stabilization force” capable of imposing order across the country. As Frederic Hof, a former State Department adviser on Syria, noted in presenting the study, just the announcement that the United States intended to build such a force could soften the diplomatic impasse that now makes a negotiated end to the Syrian war impossible.

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