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Mona Yacoubian participates in “war gaming” for Syrian peace talks in Global Diplomacy (video)

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What Does War Gaming for Peace Look Like in Syria?

PeaceGame sought to highlight the interests and roles of groups whose
voices are frequently lost in often insular Washington policy
discussions. Though they wont be in Geneva, Salafi militants,
represented at todays event by Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor at the
Stimson Center, did everything could to derail an agreement to end the
war. USIP Associate Vice President Manal Omar spoke for Syrian civil
society, and though they may not be at the negotiating table, Omar gamed
out how they might implement – or not – a potential peace deal.And how
far does Bashar al-Assad think he can push his luck? Will he compromise
if Russia drops its support? Former Ambassador Ted Kattouf and Syrian
National Council member Murhaf Jouejati, who represented the Assad
regime, didnt think so. Hell hold out until his support from Iran,
Hezbollah, and Syrias domestic Alawite community starts to slip, they
suggested.

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