On this episode of Ideas, we tackled the ongoing uprising in Syria. We introduced the topic with a discussion of Marie Colvin ’78, a Yalie and war reporter who died in Homs, Syria just over a year ago. Later, we were joined by Lionel Beehner PhD ’16, a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and term member and former senior writer at the Council on Foreign Relations. Beehner’s writing and commentary have appeared on the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, NPR, CNN International, BBC Radio, and Bloomberg TV. We discussed with Beehner his views on American intervention, the performance of Secretary of State John Kerry in this conflict, and what he sees as the end game for Syria.
Length: 29 minutes 7 seconds