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

March 11, 2020 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Middle East Program

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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.


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Topic: The Middle East in Turmoil: Views from Idlib and the Region
Time: Mar 11, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Elizabeth Tsurkov

Elizabeth Tsurkov - Elizabeth Tsurkov is a doctoral student in political science at Princeton University.