Remarks to the 68th Capitol Hill Conference
Analysts at the Middle East Policy Council’s 68th Capitol Hill Conference, Crisis in Syria: What Are the U.S. Options?, addressed the latest developments from Syria and presented contrasting viewpoints on what benefit, if any, an increased U.S. role could play there.
Steven Heydemann (Senior Adviser, Middle East Initiatives, USIP) suggested broadening U.S. engagement with the opposition by establishing a more serious framework for how the international community can support the uprising. He also spoke on how those arming the Free Syrian Army — namely Saudi Arabia and Qatar — can better coordinate their efforts.
Please see below a full video of his comments from Monday, July 23rd on Capitol Hill: