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Past Event

Battle For Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

Phillips will discuss The Battle for Syria, his latest, highly praised book, and how six external protagonists, including the U.S. and Russia, have competed for influence in Syria—a key battleground. Philips, who founded the Syria and Its Neighbours Policy Initiative, has called the Syrian tragedy a disaster of global proportions and the greatest human catastrophe of the 21st century.

Due to the power outage, this program has been canceled.

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

April 21, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States


Christopher Phillips

Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics; Senior Lecturer in International Relations (with an Emphasis on Contemporary Jordan and Syria), Queen Mary's College in London; Author, The Battle for Syria

Jonathan Curiel