TRI Talk- The Future Of Syria
A major question for observers and students of the Middle East relates to the future of Syria. Until now, the situation in the country can best be described as statis, with no realistic solutions being offered by any of the parties to the conflict. Furthermore, tensions between the various outside actors are preventing a convergence of interests from being established. Whether it is Turkey, the US, Russia or Iran, these parties have yet to agree on a framework for ending the war. Therefore, domestic actors, such as President Assad, the Kurds, and the various opposition groups, are unable, or perhaps are being prevented, from agreeing on an arrangement for ending the war. This talk will offer a historical overview of the conflict and discuss its likely outcome over both the short and medium term.