Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Reese Erlich ─ A Reporter's Perspective: Islamic State, Assad, Russia, Trump and the Failure of US Policy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Book signing to follow.

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Based on numerous reporting trips to the region, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich discusses the growth of Syrian extremist rebel groups, the status of the Assad regime, foreign intervention and the failure of US policy. He provides up to date analysis on what President Trump will face in one of the world's major crises.

Erlich reported from the frontlines along the northern Iraq-Syria border. He has visited all the countries surrounding Syria to interview rebel leaders, refugees and civil society activists.

Erlich is a Peabody winning journalist and author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect (Foreword by Noam Chomsky), recently out in paperback. He has written a total of five books on US foreign policy. He reports for NPR, Foreign Policy, VICE News, and The Progressive, among others.

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