Forecast Roundtable – The Syrian Conflict

By Matthew Beres and Derek Bisaccio, Forecast International.

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This episode features Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets analyst, and Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit and Modernization analyst, as they discuss the current state of affairs of the Syrian conflict.

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0:20 – What was the ceasefire about and what happened?

01:55 – The many players and interactions.

03:00 – Effect of multiple players on ceasefire.

04:10 – Outside influence.

05:50 – What’s the outlook of the conflict?

08:18 – Is anyone gaining from continuation of the conflict?

11:55 – Progress against Islamic State.

14:12 – What effect will continuation of the conflict have on the region more broadly?

16:20 – ISIS operations moving out of Syria into countries worldwide.

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