Syria's President Speaks

A Conversation With Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad
The president in Damascus, January 2015.
The president in Damascus, January 2015. (Media and Communications Office, Presidency of Syria)
The civil war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year, with no end in sight. On January 20, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss the conflict in this exclusive interview.
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