I went to an excellent talk by Rami Khouri on Syria at CUMERC this past Monday evening. I was intending to write up some thoughts, but didn’t have time after the event. Syria Direct has some excerpts from the talk, though, and can be found here.
It’s worth a quick read, but its brevity doesn’t do justice to the depth of knowledge and insight Khouri delivered on what is happening in Syria, what it means for the region, and how things may unfold going forward. It was being recorded, so perhaps CUMERC will post it soon.