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Andrew J. Tabler

February 2017

Syria Paper Explains How to Fight Terror, Stop Refugee Flow... If Washington's objectives in Syria are to defeat U.S.-designated terrorist groups and stem the outflow of refugees, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is under no circumstances the right person to entrust with these missions. Simply in practical terms, he lacks the manpower to retake and hold the two-thirds of Syrian territory outside his control any time soon, despite having sufficient support from Russia and Iran to maintain control...

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