Assadism without Assad? Ft. Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Intl Relations, SOAS, University of London
Regime change has been the most controversial and consistent aspect of US foreign policy for decades. And as the disasters following the interventions in Iraq and Libya showed, the chaos stemming from the collapse of state structures can be next to impossible to contain. But is the Obama administration's 'orderly transition' policy any better, and could it form the basis of a settlement acceptable to all sides in the Syria war? Oksana is joined by Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, in this spirited debate.