Episode #35

Can Syria be stitched back together again? Not any time soon, says analyst Elizabeth Tsurkov

Elizabeth Tsurkov, an Israeli-Russian scholar and a fellow at the Center for Global Policy who has followed the Syrian conflict from the ground since the beginning, talks with Amberin Zaman about how over the past decade a peaceful civilian uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad degenerated into a seemingly endless series of conflicts within conflicts. The country is effectively divided into at least three separate zones of influence. Tsurkov addresses how the incoming Biden administration is likely to approach Syria, and the prospects for lasting peace. 

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