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Syria: pathways to peace and reconstruction

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

Lunch Time Meeting

Syria: pathways to peace and reconstruction


A conversation with Andrew Tabler.

Supported by the U.S. Mission to the EU.

Andrew Tabler – Washington Institute – Syria and Middle East

Andrew J. Tabler is the Martin J. Gross Fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. Middle East policy.

Mr. Tabler achieved unparalleled long-term access to Bashar al-Assad’s Syria. During seven years residence in Damascus and Beirut, Mr. Tabler served as a consultant on U.S.-Syria relations for the International Crisis Group (2008); as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs (2005-2007); and was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Syria Today, Syria’s first private-sector English-language magazine. Mr. Tabler previously served as senior editor and director of editorial for the Oxford Business Group and Regional Editor of the Cairo-based Middle East Times, where he focused on Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. He has lived, worked and studied extensively in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Mr. Tabler is the author of multiple books, articles and papers on Syria and the Middle East, including Eyeing Raqqa: A Tale of Four Tribes (Washington Institute, 2017), The Lines that Bind: 100 Years of Sykes-Picot (Washington Institute, 2016), “Syria’s Collapse and How Washington Can Stop It” (Foreign Affairs, July-August 2013) and the 2011 book In the Lion’s Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington’s Battle with Syria . His articles and opinion pieces on Middle East affairs and U.S. foreign policy have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times MagazineNewsweekForeign Policy, and Foreign Affairs and has appeared in interviews with CNN, NBC, CBS, PBS, NPR, and the BBC.

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Andrew Tabler

Martin J. Gross fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute