Recording on the sidelines of the 2017 Saban Forum, Itamar Rabinovich, distinguished fellow at Brookings, and Haaretz’s Amos Harel discuss the state of the civil war in Syria, Iran’s growing presence and what that means for Israel, and the changing relationship between the Assad regime and Russia.
- The Syrian crisis: A reckoning and a roadmap
- Rules for reconstruction in Syria
- With Syria strikes, Israel shows it’s willing to risk a new front with Iran
- Message in a rocket: Alleged Israeli strike in Syria is a signal to Iran and Russia
- No easy way out of reconstructing Raqqa
With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, engineer Pamela Berman, Anna Newby, Fred Dews, and Chris McKenna for additional support.
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[Bolton] tried to persuade Trump to adopt a particular approach on Syria, but that policy didn’t match the president’s inclination to pull the U.S. out of Syria.
His instincts about the Middle East are quite consistent over time … which is to say he doesn’t quite see the point. He would rather not have anything to do with the mess called the Middle East.