Nicholas Burns on Turkey and the Syrian Uprising

Tough talk from NATO, but no action
June 26, 2012
Interview with: Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics and Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project
Topic: Turkey and the Syrian Uprising

“I think that this is a big question that the NATO countries, the United States and the Arab countries have to answer in the next month or two. Is there any way that the international community can actually prevent the use of force by the Syrian government against these innocent civilians, who are being killed by their own government?….As this violence proceeds and the civil war intensifies this summer, it’s going to be more difficult for the United States and other countries to say, “We’re just going to sit on the sidelines.”

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