Russia Must Bring Assad, “Pragmatic” Opposition to Table to Set Safe Zones

Alexander A. Decina
Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Jesse Marks
Peace Fellow, Stimson Center

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The Author is Alexander A. Decina

Alexander A. Decina is a research associate for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has previously worked in think tanks and NGOs in Lebanon, and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Coauthor is Jesse Marks

Jesse Marks is a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Stimson Center, where he principally works with the Protecting Civilians in Conflict program. His primary research focus is civilian protection, stabilization, and peacebuilding in the Middle East, particularly in Syria. He has published analyses with the Hill, Huffington Post, and the U.S.-Middle East Youth Network. Prior to joining Stimson, Marks interned with the Migration Policy Institute in the international migration program and... Read More

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