Debating Military Intervention in Syria

By Robert Wright

Should we start thinking seriously about military intervention in Syria? Shadi Hamid answered affirmatively in a recent Atlantic piece that has sparked a lot of debate. The debate will likely intensify in the wake of Saturday's drama at the United Nations Security Council, where a resolution that would have called on Syrian  President Bashar al-Assad to step down was vetoed by Russia and China. Here Hamid, of the Brookings Institution, defends his thesis against Gregory Gause of the University of Vermont.

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