As the crisis in Syria deepens following last month's chemical weapons attack on civilians, media outlets from C-SPAN to Al Jazeera have sought founding director Edward Djerejian's insights on the possible risks and benefits of U.S. military action.
"Military action alone is not a policy, there has to be a political strategy. If the military action is wedded to a political strategy that could lead to a political solution, then I would be for it," Djerejian, a former ambassador to Syria and Israel, told Al Arabiya. "By that I mean what happens after the military action to bring Syrians to a political solution to this tragic crisis. There is no military solution for the Syrian crisis, there is only a political solution, and this is going to involve very serious diplomacy to get a political transition in place in Syria that would eventually lead to a post-Assad regime. "
Click through the links below to read or watch the interviews with Ambassador Djerejian, described as "one of the most seasoned hands in American diplomacy in the Middle East."
Comments on the crisis in Syria.
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- C-SPAN"s "Washington Journal"
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- Al Arabiya (United Arab Emirates)
- DirektBroker.de (Germany)
- Stars and Stripes
No military solution for Syria, says former ambassador
- Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
Former envoy: No military cure for Syria
Former US ambassador to Syria says Obama has tough choice
- Al Jazeera"s Empire
Comments on the conflict in Syria.