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Why Trump’s Syria strike may have been a positive step

Gani, Jasmine (2017) Why Trump’s Syria strike may have been a positive step. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Apr 2017). Website.

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At the end of last week, the Trump administration launched a cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase, the first time the US has targeted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Jasmine Gani writes that the strikes, in response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons, do not signal a new policy of regime change from Washington. That said, even if Trump’s actions may have been for the sake of his own image, they may yet prove to be a check on further Syrian aggression and be a balance to Russia’s involvement.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2021 23:24

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