Reiss Center on Law and Security
October 31, 2019
Our panel of experts discussed the crisis unfolding in Syria following the recent withdrawal of US forces, and the subsequent incursions by Turkish and Turkish-backed forces against the Kurds.
Panelists addressed the national security, legal, and geopolitical dimensions of recent events and unpacked both the foreign policy and international law issues at play.
• Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security; Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief, Just Security
• Anne Barnard, former Beirut Bureau Chief, New York Times
• Jon Finer, former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State and Middle East Advisor to the Vice President
• Claus Kress, Professor and Director, Institute of International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne