February 28, 2014
Experts on Syrian Crisis: How to End the Bloodshed
On September 24, the Belfer Center and the Institute of Politics co-sponsored a discussion on the state of the ongoing crisis in Syria. "The Syrian Tragedy: Ending the Bloodshed" was moderated by Kennedy School Professor Meghan O'Sullivan and featured Frederic Hof, senior fellow at The Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Joseph Bahout, professor of Middle Eastern studies at Sciences Po Paris, and Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor on the Middle East at the Stimson Center.
As pointed out early in the discussion by Yacoubian, the two-ear civil war has seen 110,000 people killed and on third of the country's population displaced. According to Yacoubian, the situation on the ground is one of stalemate, and will remain so for years.
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