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March 2019
Past Event
Victory Over the Islamic State and U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Victory Over the Islamic State and U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
March 01, 2019
01
March 2019
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
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Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East

Jomana Qaddour

Syrian American analyst and doctoral candidate at Georgetown University Law Center focusing on the Syrian constitution

Bassam Ishak

U.S. Representative, Syrian Democratic Council

Jonas Parello-Plesner

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

In light of President Trump’s recent announcement to maintain a small military presence in Syria, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the consequences of the U.S.’s troop drawdown decision. Panelists included Jomana Qaddour, a Syrian-American analyst and doctoral candidate at Georgetown University Law Center focusing on the Syrian constitution; Bassam Ishak, U.S. Representative for the Syrian Democratic Council; and Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Michael Doran and Jonas Parello-Plesner.

President Trump has proclaimed military victory over the Islamic State in Syria and announced a military drawdown of U.S. troops. However, the military defeat of the Islamic State will not be the end of the challenges facing Syria. While not a full withdrawal, this drawdown raises concerns regarding post-U.S. regional power politics, reconstruction, and accountability for the survivors in the region.

**NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to press@hudson.org.**

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