Monthly Archives: November 2016

Foreign Policy: “Assad Will Talk, But He Won’t Negotiate”

New from me at Foreign Policy: The Assad regime invited us into Damascus, in an apparent attempt to demonstrate its openness and appeal to Western opinion. But it mostly just showed us how it hadn’t changed – and that maybe it … Continue reading

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The Century Foundation: “What It’s Like to Meet Assad in Damascus”

New for the Century Foundation: I talk with Thanassis Cambanis about my attendance at last week’s conference-junket in Damascus and what the Syrian government seemed to want from the event.

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