Before the shooting has even stopped in Iraq, the United States seems to be setting its sights on Syria. The Bush Administration has accused Syria of harboring terrorists and possessing weapons of mass destruction, and recently cut off its oil supply. What is driving the US‘s threatening new posture toward Syria? Could Syria‘s decades-long standoff with Israel boil over? Join us as we debate the place of Syria in George Bush‘s brave new vision of the Middle East.
Elia Zreik – Queens University
Norm Spector – Frm. Canadian Amb. to Israel
Dan Byman – Brookings Inst.
Hussein Ibish – ADC
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