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Andrew J. Tabler to Testify on the State of Affairs in Syria

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WASHINGTON - Andrew J. Tabler, Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will testify before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia this afternoon on the current nature of the conflict in Syria.

“In Syria, you have a minority-dominated regime that has a 42-year record of not being able to reform, ruling over an opposition carved out of one of the youngest populations in the Middle East outside the Palestinian territories. It’s mass chaos,” said Tabler.

In addition to Mr. Tabler, the committee will also hear testimony from Ms. Mara E. Karlin, an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Dr. Marc Lynch, a professor of political science at George Washington University. The hearing is open to the public.

What: Confronting Damascus: U.S. Policy Toward the Evolving Situation in Syria, Part II

When: 1:30 PM

Where: Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building


About Andrew J. Tabler

Andrew J. Tabler is a Next Generation fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant. A journalist and editor, he achieved unparalleled access to Bashar al-Asad's Syria during seven years of residence in Damascus. He is also author of In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria.

About the Washington Institute

The Washington Institute is an independent, nonpartisan research institution that advances a balanced and realistic understanding of U.S. interest in the broader Middle East. Drawing on the research of its fellows and the experience of its policy practitioners, the Institute promotes informed debate and scholarly research on U.S. policy in the region.