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The Syria Strategy Project: A public launch

Monday, March 18, 2024 – 1:00 PM ET / 6:00PM CET

10:30, 15th Street, NW



The Syria Strategy Project works with policy makers to develop a holistic strategy to sustainably forge a pathway to resolving the Syrian crisis.

The Atlantic Council’s Syria Project, the Middle East Institute’s Syria Program, and the European Institute of Peace, in partnership with Madaniya Civil Society Network invite you to join the launch of the Syria Strategy Project in person and virtually on Monday, March 18, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET / 6:00PM CET.

Nearly thirteen years into the war in Syria, the crisis continues to bleed across borders, impacting countries in the region and beyond. The political process is stalemated and accountability is an increasingly distant prospect. Even though frontlines have been static for three years, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis now exists. With attention dwindling and international funds diminishing, Syria’s future is darkening and instability threatens to escalate once again.

Despite a series of significant crises and challenges around the world, accepting the current status quo in Syria is both dangerous and unsustainable. Together with European and regional partners, the US can improve the situation in Syria and protect US and European interests by applying a bipartisan, practical, and coherent approach. Little work has been done to identify areas of shared interests that could be leveraged as pillars of a meaningful and realistic multilateral approach to resolving the Syrian crisis. 

To fill this vacuum, The Atlantic Council (AC), the Middle East Institute (MEI), and the European Institute of Peace (EIP), in partnership with Madaniya Civil Society Network are launching the Syria Strategy. For the next 12 months, AC, MEI, and EIP will initiate an intensive process of engagement with subject matter experts and policymakers in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East to develop a holistic strategy to sustainably forge a pathway to resolving the Syrian crisis. This process will incorporate Syrian experts, Syrian civil society, and Syrian stakeholders at every step.