Dr. Parker Talks Syria on Cats At Night with John Catsimatidis

Media Coverage | October 17, 2019

EWI President and CEO Dr. William J. Parker appeared on the Cats At Night with John Catsimatidis radio show on October 16 to discuss latest developments in the Syrian conflict.

Dr. Parker elaborated how complex relations among historical proxy powers—the U.S., Turkey and Russia—might affect prospects for peace in the region.

Despite controversy over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on calls for a ceasefire in Syria, Dr. Parker notes that “Turkey remains an ally of ours.” “Even though there are serious sanctions going on and combat operations that we don’t agree with, they still are an ally as of right now—but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”   

Click here to listen to the interview. Dr. Parker’s remarks begin at the 32:00 mark.