Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Civil War in SyriaDownload audio (MP3)
Fighting has escalated in the Syrian capital Damascus in recent days -- and this weekend the International Red Cross officially declared the unrest a civil war. Activists in Syria say more than 17,000 people have died in the uprising to remove President Bashar al-Assad. We get an update on recent events in Syria. How should the international community respond?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Abraham Sofaer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department from 1985-1990
- Deborah Amos, foreign correspondent for NPR
- Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan, author of "Engaging the Muslim World," columnist at Salon.com and author of the "Informed Comment" blog at JuanCole.com
- Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and former senior director for policy planning of the State Department under George W. Bush
- Wael Sawah, author of a column for the pan-Arab paper Al Hayat, writer and researcher on issues of Syrian civil society and political parties for Etana Press, based in Damascus
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