12:14am

Mon September 9, 2013
Politics

Today on Your Call: Why does the Obama Administration want to attack Syria?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the administration’s intensified lobbying campaign to win support for its plans to strike Syria. Who's in the coalition that supports intervention? And who opposes it? What are the potential implications of US strikes, and what are the alternatives as Syria's civil war continues to deepen? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Laura Rozen, journalist with Al-Monitor, where she runs the Back Channel blog.

Mansour Farhang, professor emeritus of International Relations at Bennington College.

Peter Suderman, senior Editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com

Web Resources:

The Back Channel: Obama tasks Congress with Syria vote: ‘We should have this debate’

Reason: 8 Reasons Not to Go to War in Syria

First Post: Iran's role in the Middle East

Informed Comments: Congress Could now Alter our Militarized approach to the Middle East– But likely Won’t (Bacevich)

BBC: Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria

Jadaliyya: What’s Next for Syria’s Kurds?

Guardian: American threats widen fault lines among Syria's rebels

UN Refugee Agency:  Syria Regional Refugee Response

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