Event RecapOct 30, 2023
Addressing the captagon crisis in MENA: Strategies & Challenges
By Diane Mohamed and Rachel Friedman
The Syria Program hosted a panel discussion taking stock of current captagon landscape in Syria and captagon’s place within the global illicit supply chain.
TranscriptFeb 15, 2023
Brett McGurk sets out the ‘Biden doctrine’ for the Middle East
By Atlantic Council
In a keynote speech at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Awards, the White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa explains the Biden administration’s strategy in the region.
ArticleSep 7, 2021
Does treating Syria as a State Sponsor of Terrorism advance or hold back US national security interests?
By Nate Rosenblatt
In 1979, the United States designated Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism, putting it on its first-ever such list along with Libya, Iraq, and the former South Yemen.
Issue BriefJun 14, 2021
What choices remain for the United States in Syria?
By Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour
In a new issue brief Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour describe the challenges the United States faces in Syria, including Russia’s attempt to expand the UN Strategic Framework as well the struggle to keep the UN humanitarian border crossings open in northern Syria.
Issue BriefJun 4, 2021
Syrian lives in peril: The fight to preserve Syria’s last humanitarian border crossing
By Salman Husain, Yasmine Chawaf
A new Atlantic Council report, “Syrian Lives in Peril: The Fight to Preserve Syria’s Last Humanitarian Border Crossing,” places humanitarian considerations at the forefront of the cross-border debate. In addition to examining the devastating impacts of losing Bab al-Hawa, this report explores the limitations of cross-line operations (from government-held areas of Syria to areas outside of its control), which are presented as feasible alternatives.