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  • Foreign Relations Panel Explores US Policy Toward PostISIS Syria
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    U.S. Policy in Syria After ISIS

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on U.S. policy toward Syria in a post-ISIS scenario. The State Department’s acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs…

  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Ribal al-Assad, a first cousin and opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, spoke about the many issues facing the future of his homeland and the Middle East. He commented on Russian…

  • Anan Ameri Discusses emThe Scent of Jasmineem
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    The Scent of Jasmine

    Anan Ameri, founder and former director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, talked about her book, The Scent of Jasmine: Coming of Age in Jerusalem and Damascus,…

  • Activists Call for Withdrawal of US Military Aircraft From Syrian Airspace
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    U.S. Military Actions in Syria

    A coalition of six organizations held a news conference to call on the U.S. to remove all military aircraft from Syrian airspace. Speakers argued that the U.S. military role in Syria is illegal and…

  • Brett McGurk Briefs Reporters on Combating ISIS at the State Department
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    Combating ISIS

    Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, briefed reporters at the State Department on coalition efforts over the past six months in Iraq and Syria. He…

  • President Trump Defends Sons Meeting with Russian Attorney
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    Joint Presidential News Conference in Paris

    President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference in Paris following their bilateral meeting. They discussed counterterrorism, climate change, trade, and Syria. President Trump later…

  • Syrian Immigrants During World War I
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    Syrian Immigrants During World War I

    Historian Stacy Farenthold talked about about why Syrians immigrated to the U.S. during the first World War and what they did once they arrived. This interview took place at the…

  • Authors Discuss the Conflict in Syria
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    Panel Discussion on Syria

    Alia Malek, author of The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria; Christopher Phillips, author of The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East; and Elliot…

  • Defense Secretary Military Solution to North Korea Would Be Tragic on Unbelievable Scale
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford provided an update on the military campaign to combat ISIS. Secretary Mattis said President Trump had ordered a…

  • State Department Reveals Photos of Syrian Prison Crematorium
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    State Department Briefing on Syria

    Stuart Jones briefed the press on the latest diplomatic efforts in Syria. Mr. Jones told reporters recently declassified intelligence show that Syria is disposing of bodies of those killed…

  • UN Security Council Told of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Syria
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    U.N. Security Council Briefing on Syria

    The U.N. Security Council met in New York City to receive a briefing from Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General focused on humanitarian affairs, on his latest reports from…

  • Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Syria
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Sean Spicer briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues. He told reporters the administration felt confident that there would not be a government shutdown at the end of the…

  • President Trump Meets with UN Security Council Ambassadors
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    President Trump Meeting with U.N. Security Council Ambassadors

    President Trump delivered remarks at a working-lunch with United Nations Security Council ambassadors at the White House. During the lunch, the president said the security council’s failure to adopt a resolution…

  • Defense Secretary James Mattis Says Assad Regime Still Has Chemical Weapons
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    Defense Secretary Mattis and Israeli Defense Minister News Conference

    Defense Secretary James Mattis held a bilateral press conference with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, during a trip to Tel Aviv, part of the secretary’s travel through the…

  • UN Syria Commission Members Briefs Reporters on Chemical Weapons Inquiry
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    U.N. Syria Commission News Conference

    The chair and one of the commissioners of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the U.N.-chartered organization charged with investigating…

  • Washington Journal Ryan Crocker Discusses US Military Action in Syria and Afghanistan
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    U.S. Military Action in Syria and Afghanistan

    Ambassador Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to six countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, talked about recent tensions in both Syria and Afghanistan. He spoke via video link…

  • Washington Journal Marc Ginsberg Discusses US Policy Toward Syria
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    Trump Administration Policy Toward Syria

    Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, who served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco in the Clinton administration, talked about the Trump administration’s policy toward Syria as well as tensions with Russia.

  • US Tells Russia to Stop Covering for Assad
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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on Syria

    The U.N. Security Council met to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria. Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. Bashar al Ja’Afari said the U.S. missile strikes in his country would not stop Syria’s attempts…

  • After Words with Melissa Fleming
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    After Words with Melissa Fleming

    Melissa Fleming talked about her book A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, in which she tells the story of a young Syrian woman’s…

  • Defense Secretary Mattis Meets with Turkish Counterpart
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    Defense Secretary Mattis Meeting with Turkish Counterpart

    Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomed the Turkish defense minister to the Pentagon. At the top of their meeting, they delivered brief statements to the press on U.S.-Turkey relations, the…

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