On April 7, 2017, the United States conducted unilateral strikes against the Assad regime’s military assets. The strikes came in response to a chemical attack by regime forces against the town of Khan Sheikhoun. It marked the first direct U.S. action against the Assad regime since the start of the Syrian civil war. Given the limited nature of these strikes, it is not entirely clear whether the Trump administration’s response will lead to a broader change in U.S. policy on Syria.
We are pleased to invite you to a keynote address by H.E. Fikri Isik, Defense Minister of Turkey, followed by a panel discussion, “U.S. Strikes Assad: Toward a New Syria Policy?”
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Keynote Address by H.E. Fikri Isik, Defense Minister of Turkey
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Panel Discussion: U.S. Strikes Assad: What’s Next?
Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Defense Consultant, MTK Defense Consultants
Amb. James Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
Moderated by Barbara Slavin, Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council
The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) at Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional, and international issues concerning Turkey and US-Turkey relations.