America Abroad: "Syria and the Responsibility to Protect"

America Abroad: "Syria and the Responsibility to Protect"

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Does the international community have a moral obligation to intervene more aggressively in Syria? ´╗┐

American Abroad takes a look back at past conflicts - Rwanda, Bosnia, Iraq and Libya - through the eyes of those who both analyzed and experienced these crises first-hand. We also hear from Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are conflicted over the question of Western intervention. America Abroad: "Syria and the Responsibility to Protect" airs Sunday, January 12 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.

Rivalries among rebel militias and reports of a growing al Qaeda presence only strengthen the hand of the dictator, President Bashir al Assad. Any political leverage gained by regime opponents in two years of fighting, are being squandered. Hopes for Geneva peace talks planned for late January are fading, even as the death toll pushes past 100,000 and refugees now number in the millions. At the start of a new year, the question of whether or how the US should intervene is even more urgent.

Please note: The program replaces Climate Change, due to a production issue.