The Crisis In Syria And The World’s Failed Response

The Crisis In Syria And The World’s Failed Response

The Syrian government steps up air strikes against civilians. The conflict there has already killed 140,000 people and displaced millions more. Diane and her guests discuss the crisis in Syria and the world’s failed response.

The humanitarian situation in Syria has deteriorated in recent weeks and months. Airstrikes against civilians are occurring with more frequency. Refugees are fleeing to border countries, straining already tapped resources. And within the country, an estimated 9 million people are in need of life-saving assistance. As peace talks have stalled, the Obama administration acknowledged a need to reassess policy toward Syria. The president is faced with the same challenging questions from the last three years of the civil war over how to respond. But many observers say while the options are difficult, they do exist. Diane and her guests discuss the crisis in Syria and the world’s failed response.

Guests

Michael Gerson

syndicated columnist and author of "City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era."

David Schenker

Aufzien fellow and director of the Arab Politics Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, former policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant, including Syria, at the Pentagon.

Elisa Massimino

CEO and president, Human Rights First.

Henri Barkey

professor of international relations, Lehigh University.

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