Apr
20

MENA Salon: A Chemical Attack and Airstrikes in Syria

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On April 7, approximately 70 people were killed in a chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma. Responding to the attack one week later, the Trump administration, together with Britain and France, launched airstrikes against the Assad regime. Events in Syria over the past two weeks have ignited a diplomatic firestorm and raised a number of questions about action against the Syrian government. What were the airstrikes meant to accomplish? Will they alter the course of Syria’s Civil War? Will they have an impact on international relations and law? We will consider these and other questions in this week’s MENA Salon.

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