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Hudson Institute: The Syrian War, Five Years On

March 29, 2016 @ 11:45 am

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Five years ago, a group of young students in the small Syrian city of Deraa spray-painted their school’s wall with the slogan of the Arab Spring, “the people want to topple the regime.” The teenagers were arrested and tortured by President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces. In reaction, Syrians across the country took to the streets in peaceful protest against Assad. The regime responded with brutal force, ordering government troops to shoot into civilian groups who had gathered to demonstrate across the country. Many were murdered, and thousands were arrested and tortured.Since 2011, nearly half a million Syrians have been killed, millions are internally displaced, and millions more are scattered across the Middle East and Europe as refugees. The Syrian conflict has turned into a three-pronged catastrophe: a genocide, refugee crisis, and multi-power war involving states and non-state actors. Five years on, with the regime shaken but far from toppled, there has been little resolution to the range of issues—religious, cultural, political, and ethnic—central to the conflict.On March 29, Hudson Institute will host a panel on the Syrian War featuring Michael Doran, Joseph Bahout, and Jomana Qaddour. Hudson Senior Fellow Lee Smith will moderate the discussion.

Panel

Lee Smith Moderator

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Michael Doran Panelist

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Joseph Bahout Panelist

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jomana Qaddour Panelist

Policy Analyst, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Details

Date:
March 29, 2016
Time:
11:45 am
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Website:
http://www.hudson.org/events/1321-the-syrian-war-five-years-on32016

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The Hudson Institute
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202-974-2400
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http://www.hudson.org/

Venue

The Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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202-974-2400
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