Syria and a Changing Middle East

Syria and a Changing Middle East

Ambassador Imad Moustapha

5.6.2007

Ambassador Imad Moustapha

Ambassador Imad Moustapha is the Syrian Ambassador to the United States since March 2004. He is also the co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA), and was an active consultant to several international and regional organizations on Science and Technology policies in the Middle East. Imad Moustapha has a long list of publications both in English and Arabic, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Al-Hayat, LIFE Magazine, National Geographic and Newsweek.

Imad Mostapha, Syria Ambassador to the United States, discusses Syria's role in the changing Middle East at a public lecture at the Clinton School. He states that the Bush administration is more concerned with a military solution in Iraq than coming to a diplomatic solution in the Middle East. One of the forgotten problems in Iraq is the mass exodus of refugees that are leaving. He claims that 1.5 million Iraqis have fled into Syria and most are middle class workers. Moustapha still believes that the United States can play a pivotal role in the Middle East but it has to change its attitude to the region