What Future for Syria?
Seven years into the conflict, the future of Syria still remains undefined. Despite the fact that the Islamic State has been defeated, while the Syrian regime has increasingly recovered strength and ground, the struggle for control of portions of the country, sectarianism, and violence continue to fuel the war. Conflicting interests of different local players and external actors further contribute to fomenting the chaos. Starting from an evaluation of the latest developments, and broader local, regional and international dynamics, the workshop aims to stimulate a debate among policy planners, officials, and experts on a long-term arrangement for Syria, taking into account the strategic interests of different stakeholders.
This closed-door, off the record workshop is organized by GMF in partnership with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is part of the Towards Med initiative, a series of policy debates and workshops organized in the lead-up to the Mediterranean Dialogue conference (MED) the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI. The next edition of MED will take place in Rome, in November 22–24. For more information on the initiative please click here.
Highlights from the Event
What Future for Syria? Six Experts Repond