June 21, 2023
Victory in Syria is possible without resorting to forceBack to All
by Hadeel Oueis, Senior Research Fellow
It is an encouraging sign that the US and its Arab allies are on the same page regarding the US mission in Syria, serving as a reminder to Assad of his created chaos.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated during his recent trip to Riyadh that the fight against ISIS is still ongoing and that the US appreciates Saudi Arabia’s continued contributions to the mission to defeat ISIS, the main component being the presence of US troops in northeast Syria. Blinken spoke alongside the top Saudi diplomat who oversaw efforts to restore Riyadh’s diplomatic ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
It is an encouraging sign that the US and its Arab allies are on the same page regarding the US mission in Syria, which serves as a reminder to Assad that the chaos he created continues to have consequences.