FPI and Additional Resources on Syria

February 3, 2012

The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate in the wake of the failure of the Arab League monitoring mission.  The United Nations has confirmed the deaths of 5,400 Syrians over the past year of protests against Bashar al-Assad's regime.  As diplomats in the UN Security Council debates another resolution against Damascus, it is worth noting that Assad will use any opportunity provided to retain his control by putting down this popular uprising.  The slaughter in Syria must stop.  The United States and international community must use all available means, including consideration of military intervention, to halt this humanitarian catastrophe and end the Assad regime.

We believe that the following editorials, op-eds, and analyses will be helpful for policymakers as they respond to the ongoing crisis.

FPI Resources

Additional Resources

  • Brothers in Arms – Michael Weiss and Julia Pettengill – Foreign Policy – February 2, 2012
  • Finish Him – Daniel Byman – Foreign Policy – February 2, 2012
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