DC event Feb 22 — Will Syria’s War Ever End?

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Monday, February 22, 2016, 2 PM

Thomson Reuters, 1333 H Street Northwest, Washington DC

Five years after the start of the “Arab Spring”, Syria’s civil war is as brutal as ever — and dragging in ever more outside powers. As Russian-backed government forces close on Aleppo, has Bashar al-Assad finally regained the upper hand? What compromises might Syrians be willing to accept as the price of peace — and given the increasing involvement of foreign states, does that even matter? How will a new American president handle what increasingly looks like one of the defining regional wars of the era?

Peter Apps [moderator] — Executive Director, PS21

Rasha Elass — Syrian American journalist and former Damascus-based reporter. PS21 Global Fellow

Andrew Tabler –Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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