Since 2011 Syria has rocked with violence, eventually civil war.
Initially peaceful protests against the Assad government quickly
escalated to thousands of deaths and the destruction of a country. The
Syrian conflict is something that Washington and the U.N. have avoided,
even while privately-and sometimes openly-questioning what is to be
done. Is it time that the U.S. intervened in the Syrian civil war?
In early June, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the
U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a briefing on “Crisis Syria: Going Where?”
featuring Ms. Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor, Middle East at the
Stimson Center; Mr. Ian Pannell, Correspondent for BBC News; Professor
David Des Roches, Senior Military Fellow at the Near East South Asia
Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Ms. Sharon
Waxman, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy at the
International Rescue Committee; and Professor Paul Sullivan, Professor
of Economics at National Defense University and Adjunct Professor at
Georgetown University. Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO
of National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, served as moderator.
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