Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy: Hearing Before U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, March 26, 2014   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a compilation of the March 26, 2014 hearing on "Syria After Geneva" held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Robert Menendez: "We are here today with a distinguished panel of experts to hear their views and to express our concerns -- and what Congress can do -- about Syria after Geneva. At the moment, there is clearly a stalemate at the political level. The Geneva 2 process failed to achieve any forward momentum and fell far short of the goal to agree on a transitional governing body. The Syrian Opposition Delegation went to Geneva ready to work responsibly on behalf of the Syrian people, and Assad's delegation demonstrated their contempt for international efforts to mediate an end to the violence and preserve what's left of Syria. If there was any doubt about the true character of this regime, it was brought into sharp focus when Assad went after family members of the opposition following Geneva. Meanwhile, the barrel bombs continued to drop, the starvation and torture campaign went on unabated even while the delegations were sitting at the negotiating table!" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Menendez, Anne Patterson, Thomas M. Countryman, David Kilcullen, Vali R. Nasr, and Jan Egeland.

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