US Retreat from Syria

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

David L. Phillips writes in the Huffington Post that Russia and Turkey are systematically excluding the United States from events in Syria and that the US must either demand a seat at the table, shaping negotiations, or cede diplomacy to Russia and Turkey, knowing they will act in their narrow national interests to the detriment of Syrians.

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post.

Mr. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Human Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He served as a Senior Adviser and Foreign Affairs Expert at the US Department of State during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.