The extension of offensive British military operations to Syria Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the Committee’s inquiry page at

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent, The Independent, and James Harkin, freelance reporter


Julien Barnes-Dacey, Senior Policy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa programme, European Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews, and Professor Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford


Professor Michael Clarke, Director, Royal United Services Institute, and Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General


Thursday 8 October 2015

Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall, former Senior Defence Adviser for Middle East, Ministry of Defence, Elizabeth Quintana, Director, Military Services Department, Royal United Services Institute, and Professor Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, University of Cambridge


Sarah Lain, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, and Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Professor of International Relations, Durham University


Ammar Waqqaf, British Syrian Society, and Dr Rim Turkmani, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science


Rami Abdurrahman, Director, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


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