In six years, the Syria conflict has evolved from a democratic uprising to the world’s most pressing international crisis. As a new administration in the United States hones its policy to address the conflict, Carnegie’s Middle East Program will bring together speakers from Syria, other Arab countries, Turkey, Europe, and Russia to examine the potential scenarios for the future of the Syria conflict, the role of external players, as well as the serious political, humanitarian, and security challenges posed by this tragic conflict.
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Conflict Scenarios and International Players
Nikolay Kozhanov, Hossein Mousavian, Galip Dalay
Moderator: Joseph Bahout
Is a Syrian Political Solution Still Possible?
Riad Hijab, Rouba Mhaissen, Jihad Makdissi, Abdulhakim Bashar
Moderator: Yezid Sayigh
Economic Reconstruction and Refugee Repatriation
Bassma Kodmani, Taysir Raddawi
Moderator: Maha Yahya
About the Middle East Program
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.