MARGARET BLOODWORTH, Senior Fellow at GSPIA and former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ROBERT FOWLER, Senior Fellow at GSPIA and former Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Ministers Trudeau, Mulroney and Chrétien. ROLAND PARIS, Director of CIPS and Associate Professor at GSPIA. DAVID PETRASEK, Associate Professor at GSPIA and former Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Amnesty International.
Moderator: COSTANZA MUSU, Associate Professor at GPSIA.
More than 100,000 Syrians have reportedly been killed and millions have been left homeless in a conflict that has transformed from an anti-government protest movement into a brutal sectarian struggle with extensive outside involvement. As the United States contemplates military action in response to the Syrian regime’s apparent use of chemical weapons, are we reaching a new inflection point in the conflict? What strategic options are available to the US and its allies? What prospects are there for a peaceful resolution? And is there any role for Canada?