- It's fantasy to think Syria's civil war can be contained; it will take a Herculean effort to reach a peaceful solution, Nader Hashemi writes
- Syrian refugee crisis was key to rise of ISIS, success of Brexit and the Trump campaign, he says
Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. His latest book is "Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Two positive developments can be discerned from the Tomahawk missile attack on Syria.