Syria

Radio Made in Michigan
2:04 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Syrian-born professor advocates for U.S. intervention

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More than 100,000 people have been killed and nearly a quarter of Syria’s population has been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011. 

As Secretary of State John Kerry works with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on negotiations to have President Assad hand over all of his regime’s chemical weapons, the war on the ground in Syria continues.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:26 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Current State #150 | September 3, 2013

 

Today on Current State: MSU professor on the conflict in Syria; Detroit’s Water Renaissance series; Right to Work after first Labor Day; Al Jazeera America launches Detroit bureau; and the HopCat bar in East Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:24 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Few paths forward in Syria lead to desirable outcomes

According to MSU professor Mohammed Ayoob, there is no good path forward in Syria. The situation is very complex with more than one proxy war being fought.
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 More than 100,000 people have been killed and nearly a quarter of Syria’s population has been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011. 

While the Obama administration up until this point has largely avoided any direct involvement in the conflict, the administration claims an August 21 chemical weapons attack that left 1400 civilians dead was the work of Assad’s forces.  Calling the use of chemical weapons “a red line," President Obama has asked for Congressional approval for a U.S. military strike.  

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