Syria News

Syria Action Group Plan May Only Add to Muddle

Jul 03, 2012
Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller writes that right now, the conflict in Syria is less amenable to outside intervention than at any point since it began, precisely because it’s owned — as only a struggle for survival can be — by the parties waging it, not by the members of the Action Group on Syria.

Syria: Calls for Action, But a Lack of Good Options

Jun 14, 2012
Reports and images from Syria continue to cause heartbreak and outrage around the world as calls for intervention increase. Veteran analyst and observer Aaron David Miller says that there may be no good options for action.

The Stalled Arab Spring

Jun 07, 2012
Unless the Arabs figure out a way to share power toward some common purpose, the prospects for anything resembling democratic and accountable polities will be slim to none, writes Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller.

'Little Value' in UN Peace Plan

Jun 05, 2012
Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman says offering asylum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - similar to the plan offered to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh - would be her preferred solution to the crisis.

Exile of Assad Family A Key First Step in Political Transition

Apr 04, 2012
With a Tuesday ceasefire date in doubt and allegations continuing to swirl of military atrocities, it is becoming clearer that the first step of Syria’s political transition should be the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and his family, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman tells MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
How Russia Can Ease Assad Out

How Russia Can Ease Assad Out

Mar 31, 2012
By negotiating Assad's exit from Syria, Moscow could help to end the violence and bloodshed, and "reset" world perceptions of Russia, writes Wilson Center President Jane Harman in The Washington Post.
Child Targets in Syria

Child Targets in Syria

Mar 30, 2012
Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright talks with BBC World News America about new allegations by the UN High Commission on Human Rights that the Syrian military have been targeting children.

Will Annan Save Assad?

Mar 29, 2012
Kofi Annan’s plan for a political transition in Syria won’t end the violence and could make things much worse for the opposition by weakening international resolve, says Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller in a New York Times opinion piece.

U.S.-Led Exit Strategy for Assad

Feb 28, 2012
An offer of immunity for Assad would save many lives and deal a blow to Iran, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in The Wall Street Journal.

An Opportunity to Pressure the Assad Government

Feb 23, 2012
The recent peaceful transfer of power in Yemen might provide an example of how the U.S. and the international community could stem violence in Syria and remove Bashar al-Assad from power, Wilson Center President Jane Harman tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.

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