The Syrian conflict entered its third year with the direct engagement of Hezbollah in the fight for Qusair, Israeli missile strikes near Damascus, and bombings in Reyhanli, Turkey. Meanwhile, marathon talks among members of the main Syrian opposition group have failed to produce a consensus on rebel participation in the U.S.-Russia proposed Geneva peace conference.
Rafaël LeFèvre, Paul Salem, Yezid Sayigh, and Dmitri Trenin will discuss the changing dynamics of the Syrian crisis in a special event that connects speakers and audiences via video from Beirut, Moscow, and Washington.
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 processes of political, economic, and geopolitical change in Egypt, North Africa, Israel/Palestine, the Gulf, and Iran.