The Hill’s Congress Blog: “Hesitating over Syria: Ethnic dimensions of the conflict and a need for patience”

“Members of Congress should hesitate before forcing the hands of President Obama to act on the Syria conflict before it is the right time,” writes Michael Izady, a professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University. Izady is an expert on the Middle East who helps train and brief Special Forces troops and others in the U.S. military here and overseas on ethnic and social issues.

“Members of Congress should hesitate before forcing the hands of President Obama to act on the Syria conflict before it is the right time,” writes Michael Izady, a professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University. “The worst scenario is to bring more chaos by toppling the Assad regime while having no viable and desirable alternative to him in the opposition to guard the interests of all Syrians of all religious and ethnic persuasions.”

Read his op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

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