The World Peace Foundation is honored to be a part of The Fletcher School, an intellectual community that is deeply engaged in world events. As the crisis in Syria has gained new urgency in light of the use of chemical weapons against civilians and subsequent U.S. proposal to bomb the Syrian regime, our colleagues have engaged in lively public debate about the best response.
The views aired have been diverse, offering analysis from multiple perspectives. For more updates about Fletcher in the news, look here.
Articles authored by Fletcher School faculty:
- James Stavridis, “NATO must help Obama on Syria,” The New York Times, Sep. 2, 2013.
- Alex de Waal and Bridget Conley-Zilkic, “What Sir William Would Do in Syria,” The New York Times, Sep. 4, 2013.
- William Martel, “On Syria, Don’t Take Regime Change Off the Table,” The National Interest, Sep. 9, 2013.
Articles quoting Fletcher School faculty and staff (ordered by date of publication)
- William Martel (video appearance, with link): “BU Professor: US has to do something in response to Syria”, NECN, Aug. 26, 2013.
- William Martel quoted: “Expert warns Syria, Iran team effort is worrisome,” The Boston Herald, Aug. 26, 2013.
- Ian Johnstone and Michael Glennon quoted in “US may look to build moral argument for strike against Syria, experts say,” The Guardian, Aug. 28, 2013.
- Michael Glennon quoted on “Can Obama be sued for ordering military action in Syria?,” The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 30, 2013.
- Michael Glennon quoted on “If Congress Says No, Can Obama Strike?,” The Nation, Sep. 4, 2013.
Blog essays by Fletcher faculty:
- Bridget Conley-Zilkic, “On Bombing Syria”, Reinventing Peace, Aug. 28, 2013.
- Bridget Conley-Zilkic, “What might yet be done on Syria,” Reinventing Peace, Sep. 6, 2013.
- Alex de Waal, “Syria: Law and Diplomacy,” Reinventing Peace, Sep. 8, 2013.
- Antonia Chayes, “On U.S. bombing in Syria: Seeking a handhold in international law,” Reinventing Peace, Sep. 9, 2013.
- Ian Johnstone, “The plea of ‘necessity’ in international legal discourse: humanitarian intervention and counter-terrorism” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Vol. 43, No. 2, 2005.