Not Another Game of Dominoes

Lauren RubensteinSeptember 16, 20131min
Gallarotti writes that Obama's argument for striking Syria is based on a flawed domino theory

The Hartford Courant¬†published an op-ed by¬†Giulio Gallarotti, professor of government, tutor in the College of Social Studies, breaking down President Barack Obama’s recent address to the nation on Syria. The president’s argument for a military strike on Syria was based on a flawed domino theory–one similar to the “destructive and costly strategy of containment during the Cold War,” writes Gallarotti. He urges leaders to resist the allure of simple political theories, and instead focus on the specific situation and context of the Syrian conflict.