Syria was once a proud sovereign country, hostile to the designs of stronger Arab nations such as Iraq and Egypt to gain control over it by inserting their military into its territory as part of alliances. But faced with a fight for survival, Bashar Assad invited Iranian troops, Hezbollah and other proxies and eventually the Russian military to help him gain the upper hand in the civil war. Meanwhile, American forces started operating in other parts of Syria against the Islamic State; and Turkey invaded the North in order to cordon-off the Kurdish underground. In recent months, with the war in Ukraine resetting Moscow’s focus, there have been changes in the deployments of most foreign forces in Syria. What happened and what are the projected trends?
Panel: – Host : Jonathan Hessen
– Amir Oren : Editor at Large, Host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play
– Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
– LT. COL. Sarit Zehavi CEO & Founder of Alma Research & Education Center.