PHOTO: Aid trucks destroyed by Russian bombing in northwest Syria, November 2015


This week’s Political WorldView podcast leads to heated argument, as the University of Birmingham’s Adam Quinn, Christalla Yakinthou, and Scott Lucas discuss how to respond to Russia’s bombing and support of Assad regime forces in Syria.

Quinn and Lucas clash over the question, “Should no-fly zones inside Syria be created, even if it means a confrontation with Moscow’s warplanes?”

There is more consensus — but no optimism — as the panel considers the failure to confront an Egyptian military which is ruling through repression, and there are Numbers of the Week which include a look at Iran’s elections.

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