The Washington Kurdish Institute (WKI) interview Professor David L. Phillips, the Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Professor Phillips spoke about his recent publication, Frontline Syria- From Revolution to Proxy War and the Syria civil war.

October 15, 2020

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About Frontline Syria

When the Syrian regime used sarin and other chemical weapons against dissidents in August 2013, an estimated 1729 people were killed including 400 children. President Barack Obama warned that the use of chemical weapons would constitute a “red line”, but he refused to take military action. Trump’s approach has been even more disengaged and lacking in clarity.

Frontline Syria highlights America’s failure to prevent conflict escalation in Syria. Based on interviews with US officials involved in Syria policy, as well as UN personnel, the book draws conclusions about America’s role in world affairs and its potential to prevent deadly conflict. It also highlights the role of front-line states in Syria and other countries who engaged in the Syrian conflict to advance their national interests.