Monday, July 23, 2007

CSIS's Cordesman: Improving U.S. and Syrian Relations: Some Possible Beginnings

Dr. Cordesman recently traveled to Syria with Jon Alterman and Thomas Sanderson. Attached is a list of imporvements in Syrian-US relations that may be possible in the near future.There are many areas where the US and Syria do have common interests and might be able to move forward without some kind of formal improvement in relations It is not necessary to have "breakthroughs" to make progress or to wait on the next Administration. In fact, waiting nearly two years for a new Administration to fully take office is in neither nation’s interest. There is too much instability in the region; there are too many areas where leaving things unintended can only make things worse.
Report Here.

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