President Trump addressed the nation from the White House announcing joint military action with Britain and France in Syria, following last weekend’s chemical attack on civilians in Douma, which left dozens dead, many of them women and children.
In response to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, addressed the U.N. Security Council. She described the images of the victims and the effects of these chemical weapons. She condemned the attacks and urged Russia and Iran to stop supporting the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Brooking Institute Senior Foreign Policy Fellow Alina Polyakova talked about U.S.-Russia relations and the role of Russia in the Syrian conflict. She spoke about the reasons why Russian is involved and what that means for the power dynamics in the region.