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Syria [autosaved]

  1. 1. Syria<br />
  2. 2. Syria's regional Position<br />Originally part of the Ottoman Empire <br />Freedom from French 1944 recognized<br />Formed a single nation with Egypt <br />Broke apart soon after<br />Syria is well known for influencing Lebanese's government and policies<br />
  3. 3. Current policy<br />Syria is currently on the U.S. list for nation believed to harbor terrorist<br />Major conflict of interests due to the Golom heights struggle between Israel and Syria<br />The United States does not approve of Syrian influence in Lebanese<br />Syrian Accountability Act pass in 2003 puts limits on trading with Syria<br />
  4. 4. Option 1<br />The United States can continue as it currently is isolating Syria.<br />The Current policy condemns Syria but takes minimal steps against them.<br />Supports Israel by not condemning them for holding Golan Heights<br />
  5. 5. Reasons for Option 1<br />Option one does not upset Israel our strongest ally in the region.<br />Forces Syria to take the necessary steps to gain acceptance and remove the sanctions on themselves<br />Mean no expense for the U.S.<br />Being a continuation of the current policy there will be no difficulty implementing new policy.<br />
  6. 6. Option 2<br />Reopen relationships with Damascus<br />Allow for new trade relations with Syria<br />Work with Syria to influence their government towards our preferences<br />
  7. 7. Reasons for option 2<br />This option would help to build Syria as an ally of the United States<br />Gain new imports from Syria and a new market for our exports<br />Would be supported on the global scale, due to Syria’s steps for global acceptance<br />Disadvantages<br />Syria would likely ask for support about Golan Heights which would put the United States between Syria and Israel<br />Would need to remove the Syrian Accountability Act<br />
  8. 8. Option 3<br />Support Israel's Claim on Golan Heights<br />Create a full scale embargo on Syria <br />If hostilities increase resulting in war support Israel<br />
  9. 9. Reasons for option 3<br />Fortifies the United States Relationship with Israel<br />Would enforce the zero tolerance for terrorist<br />Would give the United States a reason become militaristic with Syria if they became aggressive towards Israel.<br />This would allow for a reforming of Syria into a nation with more pro-U.S. sentiments<br />Disadvantages <br />Unlikely to have a positive global response to siding with Israel<br />Likely result of another war in the middle east<br />

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