AirTalk®

Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more. Hosted by Larry Mantle

Analyzing the Trump administration’s next steps after Syria’s chemical attack

by AirTalk®

155297 full
A Syrian man collects and bags the body of a dead bird, reportedly killed by a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhun, in Syrias northwestern Idlib province, on April 5, 2017. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

The attack in Syria’s Idlib province Tuesday is raising questions about the Trump administration’s response.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the suspected chemical attack, which took the lives of at least 74 people has been blamed on the Syrian government. Now, lawmakers are speaking out on what the U.S. strategy toward Syrians should be.

Larry talks to experts on the Trump administration’s options going forward, and the impact of what this could mean for human rights on the ground in Syria.

Guests: 

Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post correspondent covering Syria; she authored the recent article, “Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria as victims foam at the mouth, activists say

Jessica Ashooh, scholar at the Atlantic Council, specializing in Middle East strategy; she was a senior policy planning analyst in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a participant in the Geneva II peace talks

Joshua Landis, professor of international and area studies and director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Landis’ blog is SyriaComment.com

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy AirTalk®? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC