Can we save Syria?


Open meeting

tirsdag 19. juni 2012, kl. 18:30

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Refleks ved Utenriksdepartementet

Inngang: Gratis


The situation in Syria is dramatic. The Syrian population are subject to increasing violence. The situation is complex, with several opposing groups and alliances with different goals. The threat of a full scale civil war is present. At the same time, the international community has few means with which to intervene. What can be done to save Syria? How should Norwegian foreign policy towards Syria be formed in this situation. What are our options?


Panel discussion with Torgeir Larsen (A), State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (H), Chair, the Storting’s standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Robert Malley, Middle East Program Director at the International Crisis Group, and a representative from the Kofi Annan Syria team.

Moderator: Fredrik Græsvik, TV2. Comments and questions by Kjetil Selvik, researcher at IKOS/Fafo in the field of Islam and the Middle East.


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