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The Hoover Institution hosted a conversation with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson as he discussed “The Way Forward in Syria” on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. A video of the event is below.


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U.S. Wants Peace, Stability In Syria, Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Says In Policy Speech At Stanford
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultz, Hoover Institution via Stanford News
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday to give a speech on U.S. policies in Syria. He said a continuing presence of U.S. troops in the country is needed to stabilize the area.

Remarks On The Way Forward For The United States Regarding Syria
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution via U.S. Department of State
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson visits the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on January 17, 2018.

U.S. Strategy Shift In Syria Turns Focus To Iran From ISIS
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution via The Wall Street Journal
[Subscription Required] The U.S. will turn its focus in Syria to moving to reduce Iranian influence there, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a policy speech that marked a shift in U.S. strategy in Syria away from Islamic State.

At Hoover, Rex Tillerson Advocates Maintaining U.S. Presence In Syria
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution via Stanford Daily
In a Wednesday speech at the Hoover Institution, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the United States’ continued military presence in Syria necessary to protect national interests.

At Stanford, Tillerson Talks About Syria, Trump's Tweets
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution via CBS
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday at Stanford University gave a rundown of the United States' work to stabilize Syria. After the speech, set up by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Tillerson on everything from President Trump's use of social media to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS
Featuring Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution via The New York Times
American troops will remain in Syria long after their fight against the Islamic State to ensure that neither Iran nor President Bashar al-Assad of Syria take over areas that have been newly liberated with help from the United States, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said on Wednesday.

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