In this interview conducted with Al Jazeera English on 7 April 2017, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani discusses the recent US missile strike against Syria. Rabbani concludes that it appears to be a single strike rather than the beginning of a broader campaign, and not undertaken as part of a particular political or military strategy. While military action by definition carries a risk of escalation, and this attack only increases the level of foreign military intervention in Syria that has been a primary factor in prolonging its conflict, it is unlikely to have an impact one way or the other. Nor will it positively or negatively influence the political process because the latter is functionally non-existent.
Jadaliyya Co-Editor on US Air Strikes against Asad Regime Air Base from Jadaliyya on Vimeo.