Villanova Professor Can Comment on Why US Military Action in Syria Would Contribute to More Polarization & Radicalization in the Middle East

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Released: 6-Sep-2013 3:55 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Villanova University

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Villanova University’s Catherine Warrick, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Middle East expert, believes that the use of chemical weapons does demand a response from the international community, but the response should not be a military force. Instead, she thinks the US should work with allies to provide aid to refugees, stop support to any party shown to have committed war crimes, and work toward a political solution to the conflict that will help Syria to be stable, peaceful, and self-governing. Military intervention, she fears, could come at a huge political cost for the US.


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