Barack Obama’s constitutional contortions over Syria

4 September 2013

Prof-Iwan-Morgan

Tensions in the Middle East rose considerably this morning when Russian radar detected the launch of two rockets in the eastern Mediterranean, triggering alerts across the region. After initially claiming no knowledge, Israel announced it had launched the rockets to test its missile defence system as part of a joint exercise with the US navy. Writes Prof Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) in The Conversation