2012 Plenary 2: Syria’s Terror, the Middle East’s Tragedy

Western powers have looked on with both hope and anxiety at the events unfolding in the Middle East. While the emergence of pro-democracy forces provide a cause for optimism, weve also seen unending bloodshed in Syria and the increasingly likely prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. All the while, Western powers have struggled to decide just how much they should get behind pro-democracy forces, and how to do so most effectively.