Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in northeast Syria. Lemmon has authored two New York Times best sellers, Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
U.S. policymakers overlook the roles that women play in violent extremism—including as perpetrators, mitigators, and victims—and rarely enlist their participation in efforts to combat radicalization. This omission puts the United States at a disadvantage.
Panelists analyze Iran's foreign policy strategy, including their regional ambitions and interventions in Syria and Yemen, and offer recommendations on ways the United States should proceed after withdrawing from the JCPOA.
Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops from Syria.