Should the US Arm Syrian Rebels?

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After just three weeks as Secretary of State, John Kerry is trying to prevent Syria's "bloody stalemate" from disrupting the world's most volatile region. Russia, Hezbollah — and especially Iran — are aiding the Assad regime while America's refusal to arm opponents is seen as betrayal. Saudi Arabia is reportedly sending Croatian weapons to anti-government forces, who saved Kerry embarrassment by agreeing to show up at a meeting later this week. With 70,000 Syrians already dead and 850,000 turned into refugees, is there any hope of stopping the carnage any time soon?

Credits

Guests:
Abigail Fielding-Smith - Financial Times, Karen DeYoung - Washington Post - @karendeyoung1, Michael Doran - Brookings Institution - @Doranimated, Marc Lynch - George Washington University - @abuaardvark

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis