This is a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Academic Conference Call series provides the opportunity for students across the country and around the world to participate in an interactive conversation with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or other expert. Calls take place every other week during the fall and spring semesters and are dedicated to a wide range of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy topics. Background readings are distributed prior to each call, and the audio recording is posted online afterward.
The speaker for this conference call is Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace.
For background reading, participants may want to review the following:
- Frances Z. Brown, “Why Trump’s Shapeshifting Syria Policy Worked—Until It Didn’t: The Limits of Strategic Ambiguity,” ForeignAffairs.com, November 13, 2019.
- Mona Yacoubian, “In Syria, Russian-Turkish Deal Is a Game Changer on the Ground,” United States Institute of Peace, October 23, 2019.
- “Civil War in Syria,” Global Conflict Tracker, Council on Foreign Relations.
This event is sponsored by the International Relations Program. For additional information, please contact 315-443-2306.
This event was published on January 13, 2020.