THE ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
After nine years of a ravaging war in Syria, that caused the death of more than half a million person and the displacement of eleven million, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. The Caesar Act aims at “promoting accountability for brutal acts against the Syrian people by the Assad regime and its foreign enablers”. Yet it is highly questionable whether it will generate a momentum that will lead to the pathway out of the conflict in Syria.
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