In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mouin Rabbani discusses the evolution of the Syrian conflict and the future of the region with Dutch scholar and author of “Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria”, Nikolaos Van Dam.

Find out more about Nikolaos van Dam, a leading specialist on Syria, and his role as Netherlands Special Envoy to the Syrian Opposition in this interview with Mouin Rabbani.

Mouin Rabbani is a researcher and analyst specialising in the contemporary Middle East. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, and Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel­Palestine with the International Crisis Group. He is Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Co­Editor of Jadaliyya, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al­Shabaka ­ The Palestinian Policy Network. Rabbani has published, presented, and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major global media.

[This article is published jointly in partnership with STATUS.]