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In Syria, Arab engagement with Assad may fall short

The Biden administration’s realism on Syria frustrates critics, as the country becomes the site of Israeli attacks and US-Iran clashes.
UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed welcoming his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Abu Dhabi March 19, 2023.

The Biden administration is getting some heat from critics for not doing enough to stop normalization of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government by Arab countries.

A bipartisan Syria policy letter, addressed to US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, signed by approximately 40 former senior officials and experts, calls for a second look at Syria policy, as Elizabeth Hagedorn reports.

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