Hrair Balian is director of the Conflict Resolution Programme at the Carter Center, and an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School. Since 1991 he has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Crisis Group and others. He has worked on elections, human rights and conflict resolution. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaWhy 'no-fly zones' or 'IS-free zones' are not a solution in Syria
An external military intervention to establish these zones, even with the best intentions, is likely to make things...