Syria: Which Way Forward? Hearing Before The Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, February 6, 2018   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is February 6, 2018 hearing on "Syria: Which Way Forward?" held before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "Near the seventh anniversary of the Syrian Civil War we still find ourselves calling for a clear and coherent strategy on the U.S. role in Syria and in helping bring the conflict to an end. The last administration repeatedly refused to engage with any real purpose in Syria, failing to follow through on red lines, and in effect, surrendering the field to Russia, to Iran, to Turkey to dictate Syria's future on their own terms. [...] With so many challenges and complications after years of inaction and allowing others to fill the leadership vacuum we cannot afford another strategy, while praiseworthy with its broad strokes, that has missing details, missing commitment, missing resources. Our excellent panel today is designed to provide members with the full spectrum of assessments on the administration's plan, as well as their own understanding of U.S. interests and policy recommendations for Syria. And I am hopeful that this hearing can provide at least some clarity on a way forward that we so desperately need." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Ford, Faysal Itani, Charles Lister, and Mara Karlin.

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