The Syrian Quagmire

The Syrian Quagmire

With a country torn apart by civil war and the emergence of terrorist elements such as the Islamic State, the current situation in Syria is highly complex. This turmoil has had extensive influence on the region, forcing the involvement of extra-regional actors, such as Russia, Turkey, Arab States and a coalition of Western actors. And still, the instability persists in Syria, leaving many questioning what the future of the country will look like.

This workshop will investigate the current complexities in Syria, investigating regional and non-regional influence on the situation. Panelists will discuss various countries' involvement in Syria and potential, foreseeable outcomes of the conflict.


Chair: Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Col. (Res.) Rateb Amro, Director General & Founder, Horizon Strategic Studies, Jordan

Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), United States

Dr. Yaakov Falkov, Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya

Ms. Lydia Khalil, Research Fellow, West Asia Program, Lowy Institute, Australia

Mr. Charles Lister, Senior Fellow & Director of the Extremism and Counterterrorism Program, Middle East Institute (MEI), United States

Dr. Craig Whiteside, Associate Professor, Naval War College Monterey, California & Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, the Hague

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