Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2014

The Key to Pressuring Assad Is UNSCR 2118

Andrew J. Tabler

February 2014

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


By focusing on the Syrian regime's faltering commitment to eliminate its chemical weapons, Washington can decisively push Damascus and Russia toward real progress on larger issues -- and also set the table for limited military strikes if they prove necessary.