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Biden administration appoints new Syria policy chief

Ethan Goldrich will take over for Aimee Cutrona as Washington's point person for Syria engagement, but there's no sign of a new approach by the Biden administration.
Ethan Goldrich, the US charge d'affaires in the United Arab Emirates is pictured on Aug. 28, 2021 in Abu Dhabi as refugees who fled Afghanistan after the takeover of their country by the Taliban were gathering at the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in the Emirati capital, waiting to be transferred to another destination.

The Biden administration’s top official overseeing Syria policy, Aimee Cutrona, is moving on to a new role.

Ethan Goldrich, who previously served as the US charge d’affaires in the United Arab Emirates, took over Cutrona’s post as deputy assistant secretary for Levant affairs and Syria engagement on Monday, the State Department announced today.

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