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Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Salahi joins the Rome 2021 MED Dialogue to discuss the Syrian quagmire

Events

Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Pursuing war crimes: The meaning of justice in the Syria context

Online Event Experts discuss prospects of accountability and justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

10:00am International Norms Middle East Rule of Law Syria

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

The future of ISIS

Online Event Experts discussed the legacy of ISIS detainees and returnees, as well as strategies against a potential resurgence in Iraq and Syria.

11:30am Iraq Middle East Syria Terrorism

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Kazakhstan’s repatriation of foreign fighters and their families

Online Event As one of the main sources of foreign fighters for the conflict in Syria and Iraq, Central Asia now faces the security and humanitarian challenge of repatriating foreign fighters and their families. What was behind Kazakhstan’s decision to repatriate its citizens, and what can other countries learn from Kazakhstan’s progress?

9:00am Central Asia Conflict Human Rights International Norms

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

50 years of the Assad dynasty

Online Event, Public Event A distinguished panel of experts discusses the 50 years of the Assad regime, its legacy, and implications for Syria, the region, Europe, and the US.

2:00pm Corruption Europe & Eurasia Human Rights Middle East

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Content

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Strapped for dollars, the Syrian government is forcing its citizens to pay up

A decade since the start of the popular uprising, the Syrian lira is in an unprecedented freefall after years of armed conflict, an economic crisis in neighboring Lebanon, deep-seated corruption and cronyism, and Western economic sanctions targeting Syrian government officials as well as Syrian-operated industries.

MENASource by Reem Salahi

Human Rights Middle East

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Some advice to my Syrian and Syrian-American friends

President Biden cannot do everything. Nor should he try. But what happens in Syria won’t stay there. It never has and never will. Still, advocates for an American policy in Syria focused on political transition must be sensitive, in their advocacy, to the policy priorities of an administration whose success would be vitally important to the US and the world.

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Politics & Diplomacy Syria

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Assad is testing Biden. The US president must not fail.

Regardless of what the Biden administration may wish to think or acknowledge, it may well be sitting for an initial examination administered by Bashar al-Assad—the teacher of many harsh lessons to American presidents. Failing the test will not be consequence-free.

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Al-Masri quoted in Al Arabiya on the role of Daraa in the Syrian revolution

In the News

Conflict Middle East

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Qaddour quoted in Al Arabiya on the role of Daraa in the Syrian revolution

In the News

Conflict Middle East

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Qaddour quoted in Washington Examiner on the recent Russian hospital attack in Syria

In the News

Conflict Middle East

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Salahi quoted in Al Jazeera on seeking justice in Syria

In the News

Conflict Human Rights

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Qaddour joins NPR to discuss the Syrian civil war

In the News

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Salahi joins the Rome 2021 MED Dialogue to discuss the Syrian quagmire

Events

Human Rights Middle East

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Qaddour joins PRI’s The World to discuss the aftermath of the Syrian civil war

In the News

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy