First Mondays: December Policy Salon

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Topic: Lessons for Syria – What We Can (and Can't) Learn From the Balkans

Featuring special member host Dana Watters

Suggested readings:

1) Syria Isn't Bosnia. And, No, the Problem Isn't "Ancient Hatreds." The "ancient hatreds" thesis is a myth -- especially in Syria, where peace has been more prevalent historically. 

2) What Ends a War: The Limits of Bosnia-Syria Parallels. Explains why Bosnia is not a good model for Syria as the same conditions cannot be met. 

3) Models for Possible Syria Intervention. Useful historical perspective that discusses recent examples of Western military intervention.

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