Karen DeYoung, Steven Erlanger, and Bobby Ghosh join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week’s top news stories March 12, 2021
World Review: US-China Meeting, Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy
Susan Glasser, James Harding, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week’s top news stories.
March 19, 2021
March 18, 2021
The Race to Destroy Syria’s Deadliest Weapons
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Joby Warrick describes the chaotic consequences of America’s largely unknown efforts to find and destroy Syria’s vast chemical weapons stockpile.
In August 2013, President Bashir al-Assad ordered a sarin gas attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, flouting President Obama’s infamous «red line» warning over the use of chemical weapons. While the repercussions of America’s unwillingness to back its threat with force reverberated across the region, these events also set in motion one of the greatest feats of disarmament in recent history. The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick joins the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Elizabeth Shackelford to tell the unknown story of America’s race to destroy Assad’s vast stockpile and how events, ultimately, spiraled beyond its control
March 1, 2021