“Iraq, its Neighbors, and the Obama Administration: Syrian and Saudi Perspectives”

21 12 2009

URL: http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&fn=Link&ssid=9362&id=fhw4u8m5qp7t6crikexnewgs9jhoo&id2=an9kwojmx7ozgigqj35u7az3o2fow. Source: USIP and the Stimson Center

Report from a bipartisan, independent, and unofficial Study Mission delegation visited Syria and Saudi Arabia in mid-January 2009 and met with a wide variety of leading political figures, businesspeople, NGOs and foreign policy experts in both countries, including President Bashar Assad of Syria and Prince Turki al-Faysal of Saudi Arabia. The top concern for both Riyadh and Damascus remains blowback from Iraq: the ascendance of ethnic and sectarian identity and the spread of Islamic militancy.

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