US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, holds photos of victims as she speaks as the UN Security Council meets in an emergency session at the UN on April 5, 2017, about the suspected deadly chemical attack that killed civilians, including children, in Syria.

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, holds photos of victims as she speaks as the UN Security Council meets in an emergency session at the UN on April 5, 2017, about the suspected deadly chemical attack that killed civilians, including children, in Syria.

Reports suggest Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad was behind this week’s deadly chemical weapons attack that left dozens of people dead, some of them children. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Hayley, said America might take unilateral action if the Security Council failed to respond to the latest atrocity in the Syria war. Should the U.S. and other Western nations act now to protect Syrians from further harm?

Guests

  • Faysal Itani Senior fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council; an expert on Syria.
  • Ambassador Nicholas Burns Goodman Family professor of diplomacy and international relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; former under secretary of state from 2005 to 2008; and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2005.
  • Gary Samore Executive director for research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction during the first term of the Obama administration
  • Alia Malek Syrian-American journalist and civil rights lawyer; author of "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria"

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Excerpted from The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek. Copyright © 2017. Available from Nation Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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