Committee takes evidence on UK policy on Syria

08 September 2015

On Tuesday 8 September the Foreign Affairs Committee holds an evidence session on UK Government policy on Syria.


At 4pm

  • Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent, The Independent 
  • James Harkin, freelance reporter

At 4.40pm

  • Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford 
  • Julien Barnes-Dacey, Senior Policy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) 

At 5.20pm

  • Professor Michael Clarke, Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) 
  • Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney-General

Purpose of the session

Issues covered in questioning are expected to include:

  • The current political and military situation in Syria
  • The role of the international community and potential strategy
  • Strategic and legal considerations for the UK.

Further information

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