Interview: Assessing Trump’s Missile Strike & the Future of Syria

Interview: Jasmine El-Gamal (Senior Fellow – The Atlantic Council)

The President’s recent missile strike against a Syrian airbase elicited both mixed and conflicted reactions from both sides of the aisle, with some members of Congress supporting action against Bashar al-Assad but wishing the President would have first sought Congressional approval.  One aspect many agree on is the need for a clear policy towards Syria and Assad going forward.  Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jasmine El-Gamal rejoined us on The Drive to assess the President’s recent strike as well as discuss the policy implications for the region going forward. Jasmine El-Gamal is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, where she focuses primarily on the role of narratives in the cycle of radicalization and violent extremism.