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Center for the Middle East



U.S. Policy Options for the Syrian Crisis

U.S. Policy Options for the Syrian Crisis.


The Syrian crisis has had important impacts on U.S. national security interests, and developments in Syria in 2017, influenced in part by President Donald Trump’s decisions, will shape the regional order for decades and affect millions of lives.

This report outlines U.S. policy options in Syria for the Trump administration, based on deliberations and proposals that emerged from the Baker Institute event “Syria: Policy Options for the Trump Administration.”