Michael Eisenstadt, Director of Military & Security Studies Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussed the recent missile strikes on Syria. He explained the actions that the U.S., Britain and France took and its impact. He also spoke about the reasons Bashar al-Assad continues to use chemical weapons and potential future actions that can be taken.
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.
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.