: Yishai Fleisher discusses the current situation in Syria with Middle East expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar. Dr. Kedar analyzes the violent conflict between the long ruling Assad government and the Syrian people now protesting in the streets. What are the causes of the clashes, likely outcomes, and implications for Israel and the Middle East?

Dr. Kedar is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam (currently under formation at Bar-Ilan University, Israel). He is also a Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Thirdly, Dr. Kedar serves as a member of the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center, Israel – Study team: “Facing Radical Islam”. Dr. Kedar held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, Military Intelligence, where he served for 25 years as head of a branch in the hi-tech 8200 unit.

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