iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for UN Representative, Syrian Coalition - Najib Ghabian

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

UN Representative, Syrian Coalition - Najib Ghabian

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 August 2013

A senior US intelligence official has warned that Syria has become the "predominant jihadist battlefield in the world". As many as 10,000 foreigners could now be fighting there and the US fears they could return as part of a global jihadist movement that threatens Europe and the United States. There appears to be stalemate on the ground: the United Nations says Syria is "in freefall". Hardtalk speaks to Najib Ghadbian, the UN and US representative of the opposition Syrian coalition. What should he and others do to end the crisis?

Picture: Syrian refugees cross the border into Iraq, Credit: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

Broadcasts

Podcast

  1. Image for Hardtalk

    Hardtalk

    Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth,…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss