What’s To Become of Syria? U.S Policy, the Opposition and the Regime

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The Syrian civil war continues to drag on with no end in sight. With the diplomatic option seemingly dead and little chance of the defeat of the opposition, or the collapse of the Assad regime, what does the future hold?

In this Ground Truth Briefing, three veteran observers and analysts of Syria assess that future, the impact of recent presidential elections, a growing jihadi presence and the prospects for change in U.S policy.


  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Hadi Al Bahra

    Secretary of the Political Committee, National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces
  • Ambassador Robert Ford

    Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute; Kissinger Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; former U.S. Ambassador to Syria
  • Joshua Landis

    Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies
  • Aaron David Miller

    Aaron David Miller

    Vice President for New Initiatives and Middle East Program Director
    Historian, analyst, negotiator, and former advisor to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations, 1978-2003; Global Affairs Analyst with CNN