To plead these issues, we spoke by phone with Shadi Hamid, a comparison associate during a Brookings Institution, a author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How a Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping a World, and one of a people wrestling with these questions. In a new square for the Atlantic, he offering what he called “A Practical Guide for Avoiding Fallacies on Syria,” that took aim during several renouned arguments for nonintervention. During a march of a conversation, that has been edited and precipitated for clarity, we discussed Obama’s uneasy Syria legacy, either Trump can ever be devoted as commander in chief, and a correct purpose of a United States in a world.
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