What are the United States’ options in Syria?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Syrian army soldiers.

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Ranj Alaaldin, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, discusses the prospects of peace-building in Syria and what to expect from the Assad regime after the latest airstrikes from a U.S.-backed coalition.

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