Syria Podcasts: Political Talks, Bombing, and Partition — A 6-Year Review


On the 6th anniversary of the Syrian uprising, I spoke with both Austria’s Radio FM4 and London’s Monocle 24 about the course of the conflict and where it is likely to head.

Joanna Bostock of Radio FM4 begins by asking if President Assad can regain rule of the entire country. That’s an easy question to answer — No — but then the conversation takes on more difficult topics such as prospect of partition.

Listen to Discussion

The chat on Monocle 24’s The Globalist starts with Georgina Godwin’s provocative question: “Are the Syrian political talks dead in the water?”

After giving a firm “Yes”, I look at what happens beyond those discussions.

Listen to discussion from 12:12:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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