Oula A. Alrifai was a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Articles & Testimony
The Caesar Act will not put an end to the Syrian catastrophe so long as Washington keeps ceding political and military leverage to adversaries who do not care about human rights.
Since the beginning of the conflict nearly a decade ago, Syrians have called on Washington and its allies to support their demands for freedom and democracy, stop mass atrocities, and put an end to barrel bombs and the usage of chemical weapons. And though the recent passing of the Caesar Act could be considered a victory for Syrian Americans, the lack of a strong U.S. policy from the White House ensures that it will be nothing more than ink on paper...