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Foreign Fighters in Syria

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM Attend Event

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Photo of destroyed tank in Azaz, Syria.Destroyed tank and mosque in Azaz, Syria via Shutterstock

Description

The conflict in Syria is now about much more than Bashar al-Assad. As the ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq and the refugee crises in Lebanon and Jordan have shown, it has spilled over Syria's porous borders. Foreign fighters have gone to Syria from at least 81 countries and from all parts of the globe.

What are the tangible impacts of these foreign fighters? What happens when they are there? How should the West respond? And why does Islamic extremism attract so many?

Richard Barrett is a former British diplomat and intelligence officer and is currently senior vice president of The Soufan Group, a security intelligence service. From March 2004 to January 2013, he headed the United Nations Monitoring Team concerning al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Speaker: Richard Barrett

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 - Fax

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Non-members: $25 per event
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Morning Public Affairs Programs
Continental breakfast served at 8:00 AM. Presentations begin at 8:15 AM, followed by a question-and-answer session from 8:45 to 9:15 AM.

Evening Public Affairs Programs
Presentations begin at 5:30 PM, followed by a question-and-answer session at 6:00 PM and a reception from 6:30 to 7:00 PM.

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Events are free of charge for students with valid ID. This special offer is limited to a small number of seats—first come first served—and registration in advance is required.

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publicaffairs@cceia.org

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