[Arirang TV] 2013-09-03
On Tuesday, September 3, Dr. Jang Ji-Hyang, Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, was a guest speaker on Arirang TV’s Early Edition at 18:00 and Prime Time News programs to discuss the fallout from the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria and the possibility of US military intervention.
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Some of the questions that the interview covered included:
President Obama announced that he will seek congressional approval for military attacks against Syria. What would happen if he is not able to overcome a skeptical Congress and public?
China and Russia are objecting to any international action against the Syrian government. France sided with the U.S. today. How important is it to get China and Russia’s blessing?
But in many ways the U.S. can’t go back on its pledge to police the non-use of any chemical weapons. How important is it for the U.S. to uphold the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention which is essentially a gentleman’s agreement not to use bio-chemical weapons in war?
How will a potential attack impact the wider Middle East? Would Assad retaliate and where?
Could there have been any other alternatives to a military strike against Syria?