The Security Studies Group has been preparing a white paper on options for the United States in Syria. A lot hangs on this decision, as a number of international actors have turned Syria again into a pivotal crossroads.
This paper is the first of a two-part series constructed for the administration, which lays out an analysis of the immediate past and the expected probable course of the future. Part two, which will be offered to the public in a redacted format, suggests options for policymakers. This part is offered to the public in an unredacted form.Public Syria P1