Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Middle East in Turmoil: Views from Idlib and the Region
The Middle East in Turmoil: Views from Idlib and the Region

The Middle East in Turmoil: Views from Idlib and the Region

  • Date / Time:
  • March 11, 2020
  • 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • National Liberty Museum
  • 321 Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19106
With the regular bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces, there is an enormous humanitarian crisis building in Idlib Province, the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria. Idlib’s citizens are caught between opposition fighters supported by Turkey and the Russian and Syrian forces that are now moving to reassert control over all of Syria. The fighting has displaced hundreds of thousands and resulted in a tremendous humanitarian catastrophe. To give us an update about this situation and others that are permeating around the Middle East, we are proud to feature Elizabeth Tsurkov, a fellow with FPRI’s Middle East Program. A doctoral student at Princeton University, her research is based primarily on a large network of contacts she has cultivated across the Middle East. She has been published in the New York Review of Books, the NY Times, Foreign Policy, Ha’aretz, and the Forward, and is regularly cited in both Arab and Israeli media. Tsurkov is also a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking, an Israeli-Palestinian think tank based in Jerusalem.


Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 level and Members of NLM; $10 for Non-Members.

*All FPRI events are free to students with valid student ID. To receive this offer, students must RSVP to events@fpri.orgnot by clicking the registration link. This offer excludes the Annual Dinner and Spring Brunch.

Dinner immediately following exclusively for Bronze Partners of FPRI. You must RSVP to the dinner prior to the date of the event.

Click here to register for this event.