April 06, 2017

Donald Trump’s chemical reaction to Syria attack

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: The Australian

Journalist Cameron Stewart

It was a dramatic way to herald a potential policy shift that could change the course of the six-year- old war in Syria and the future of its dictator, Bashar al-Assad.

When US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stood up in the UN Security Council yesterday she held up two gruesome photos of apparently lifeless children hit by the chemical weapons attack in Syria.

In her right hand she held a picture of a child, its eyes frozen open and body twisted by the attack, while in her left hand was a picture of more child victims lying in the back of a van.

Read the full article at The Australian.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...