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 Syrias Civil War? Will they have an impact on international relations and law? We will consider these and other questions in this weeks MENA Salon.