Dan Smith: Why striking Syria is a bad idea

Would it be smart to issue a limited strike against the Assad regime in Syria in order to deter future chemical weapons use? Dan Smith (Secretary General of International Alert) shares his position.

On September 13th, Dan Smith (Secretary General of International Alert) spoke at the ‘Peace and Power’-conference at the University of Manchester. Bruno Braak interviewed him the next day on the current crisis in Syria, the response to chemical weapons use and his views vis-à-vis intervention.

For more information on Dan Smith please refer to: his blog; the website of International Alert and his blog on striking Syria.