On July 26, two participants in the Congressional Partnership Program hosted Andrew J. Tabler to explore how the U.S. can respond to the crisis in Syria in order to help curb the killing, check the rise of extremists in the opposition, and expedite the downfall of the Assad regime. Mr. Tabler is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute.
Andrew J. Tabler
Andrew J. Tabler is a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant. The cofounder and former editor-in-chief of Syria Today, Syria’s first private-sector English-language magazine, Mr. Tabler achieved unparalleled long-term access to Bashar al-Asad’s Syria. During fourteen years of residence in the Middle East, Mr. Tabler served, most recently, as a consultant on U.S.-Syria relations for the International Crisis Group (2008) and as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs (2005-2007), writing on Syrian, Lebanese, and Middle Eastern affairs. Mr. Tabler is author of In the Lion’s Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington’s Battle with Syria.