The Cleverest Move Yet By Ambassador Robert Ford
08 Jul 2011

The Cleverest Move Yet by Ambassador Robert Ford

The US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, visited Hama today to highlight his solidarity with the demonstrators. The videos trickling show at least 500,000 Syrians are out demonstrating in the city of 800,000 residents. This, to my recollection, is the first time a US Ambassador joins a demonstration for freedom

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22 Mar 2005

Confronting Syria

Host: Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac issued a joint statement calling on Syria to remove its fourteen thousand troops from Lebanon. In the wake of the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, the pressure on Syria is growing. Tens of

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09 Mar 2005

Is Bush Bringing Democracy to the Middle East? A Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and More

We host a debate on the question: Is Bush bringing democracy to the Middle East? We are joined by Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rahul Mahajan, an independent journalist and author and Farid Ghadry, the co-founder and current president of the Reform Party of Syria, a U.S.-based

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If 20% of Syria's Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime
08 Mar 2004

Leader of the Reform Party of Syria: If 20% of Syria’s Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime

Al-Siyassa (Leader of the Reform Party of Syria: If 20% of Syria’s Residents Rose Up, They Would Besiege the Regime) The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa published an interview with Farid Ghadry, leader of the U.S.-based Reform Party of Syria (RPS). The RPS is made up primarily of Syrian citizens living abroad, and was

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Iraqi Rally Demands Direct Elections
15 Jan 2004

Iraqi Rally Demands Direct Elections

HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR (voice-over): Thousands marched through Basra, calling for direct elections in Iraq. The Iraqi rally, a response to a demand to Iraq’s foremost Shiite cleric that the National Assembly be elected, and to his criticism the coalition’s plan for governance won’t work. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We felt

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State Department Noon Briefing on Syria
18 Nov 2003

US State Department Noon Briefing on Syria Mentioning Farid Ghadry

Transcript: US State Department Noon Briefing on Syria, November 18, 2003 (Iraq, Mexico, Syria, Iran, Serbia, Albania, terrorism, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Australia, Colombia, Georgia, Saudi Arabia) State Department Deputy Spokesman J. Adam Ereli briefed. Following is the State Department transcript: (begin transcript) U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Index

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