Andrew Tabler@Andrewtabler 14m14 minutes ago  – Great piece here from @EliLake Meet the nonprofit that wants to make nice with Assad  via @BV

This Nonprofit Wants the U.S. to Ally With Syria’s Dictator

By Eli Lake – In this turbulent election year, one constant theme for leaders of both major parties is a desire to build a global coalition against the Islamic State. Now a relatively unknown group is taking that message literally.

On Wednesday, a nonprofit known as the Global Alliance for Terminating al-Qaeda/ISIS, or Gafta, will host a conference at the National Press Club featuring Bouthaina Shaaban, the media adviser to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Read all