Pouring Oil On The Fire: Russian Escalation and R2P in Syria

The Beacon is the brand new podcast from Oxford IR Soc. Each week we will be focusing on a pressing topic in the news and interviewing a variety of academics, politicians and journalists to get a range of perspectives. In this week's podcast Will Yeldham speaks to Professor Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General, about R2P and the challenges posed in its implementation in Syria. Our second guest is Dr Murhaf Jouejati, key member of the Syrian National Opposition Council, addressing the current state of the moderate opposition and the ramifications of Russian escalation.

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