With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's hold on power sufficiently in doubt, the Center for National Policy (CNP) will examine the strategic consequences of his fall from power and what it foretells for the region.
In a discussion titled "What is in store for a post-Assad Syria," a group of Middle East policy experts will discuss what type of government will emerge in Syria after the Assad regime. They will also talk about the effect on Iran, Assad’s closest strategic partner. Other topics will include the stability of neighboring states and the impact on Israel.
Participants will include: CNP Senior Fellow for the Middle East Gregory Aftandilian; Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor on the Middle East and project director for Pathways to Progress at the Henry L. Stimson Center; and Joseph Holliday, senior research analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.