US Foreign Policy

Lessons Learned for Stabilization in Syria

Syria’s complex conflict poses a significant set of
challenges for the United States. The Stimson Center, in cooperation with the
US Institute of Peace, gathered a group of experts over the past six months to
identify some “lessons learned” from previous US experiences with conflict
stabilization.  Understanding both the
successes and failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans holds particular
merit, and could help to improve the effectiveness of stabilization and
transition efforts in Syria.

The Stimson Center hosted the release of the
study group’s report. The program included a presentation by Mona
, the report author, and discussants James Schear, former Department
of Defense official, and Ann Vaughan of Mercy Corps. Schear and Vaughan were
both members of the study group.

Report available here.

Watch video below or click here.

Stimson Center
 is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank
that has been finding pragmatic solutions to global security challenges for 25
years. Stimson has been honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.


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