U.S.-Syria Talks

The United States announced yesterday it will send two officials, one from the State Department and one from the National Security Council, for exploratory talks with Syria.

The Chicago Tribune says the White House is reaching out “warily” but that the move still represents a “signal of the White House’s determination to reach out to longtime adversaries.”

Many analysts say Syria could serve as a pivot point to solving a slew of interrelated problems, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions among Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, and questions about Iranian influence in the region.

In a report Engaging Syria? U.S. Constraints and Opportunities, the International Crisis Group examines in depth the last eight years’ U.S. policy legacy toward Syria, drawing lessons for the new administration’s Syria policy.

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