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Professor Doug Stokes

Professor Doug Stokes contributes a policy piece on Syria to RUSI.

Professor Doug Stokes, Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter and Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has contributed a policy piece on Syria.

Syria and Obama's 'Credibility Spiral'.

'With no clear strategy or set of political objectives, President Obama had set red lines for chemical weapons use in Syria. This locked him into a credibility spiral that was difficult for him to free from, even after a resolution to the chemical weapons question.'

Read the full paper on the RUSI website.

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