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Online Event: The Russian Campaign in Syria: Assessing Russian Strategy, Goals, and Operations

May 13, 2020 • 12:00 – 12:45 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Transnational Threats Project on Wednesday, May 13 to discuss a new report on the Russian campaign in Syria. Dr. Seth Jones, Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project, will be joined by CSIS experts to discuss Russia's military and diplomatic campaign in Syria, the largest and most significant Russian out-of-area operation since the end of the Cold War.

Experts joining Seth will include: Brian Katz, Fellow, former CIA analyst for the Middle East and country director for Syria in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Shannon Culbertson, Visiting Fellow, and on leave from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy; and Colonel Jason Gresh, Military Fellow, who recently served as the chief, Russian deconfliction cell, Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), for this timely conversation.

Please submit your online questions via the button on the events page. We will incorporate your audience questions into the Q&A session.

This event is made possible by support from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.


Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program

Jason Gresh

Shannon Culbertson

Brian Katz