Podcast: Justice and Protection for Syria’s People

A man carries a small child on his back during forced removals from eastern Aleppo city, December 2016

I joined Voice of Islam UK on Friday for their special program, “Can there be justice for Syria’s people?”

Our discussion covered the realities of the Syria conflict from 2011 to now, including the mass killings and displacements of Syrian civilians. We considered how protection could be offered to at least some Syrians — but probably won’t be — and dispelled some of the propaganda and disinformation spread by the Assad regime and Russia to justify and divert from ongoing attacks.

Listen from 1:29.13:

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


  1. Thank you Scott for being one of the few academicians to have the courage and to care about the human suffering and the truth in Syria.

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