October 03, 2015

Syria showdown looms for Obama

Featuring Julianne Smith

Source: The Hill

Journalist Julian Hattem

The world is about to find out just how far President Obama will go to kick Bashar al-Assad out of Syria.

The White House has insisted for years that the strongman needs to step down, but so far he hasn’t budged.

Russia only complicated matters this week by launching airstrikes against the same rebels that the U.S. has supported to take Assad down.

Read the full article at The Hill.

  • Julianne Smith

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is currently in residence at the Bosch Academy in Berlin as a Weizsäcker Fellow. She is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Sh...