As Inside the Issues returns for the second half of season four, Dr. Bessma Momani joins host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on conflicts in Syria and Egypt. Is an end to the violence in Syria on the horizon? What impact could the removal of chemical weapons from Syria have for those on the ground? In addition to addressing these questions, Dr. Momani comments on criminal accountability and efforts to document atrocities for future record. Shifting to Egypt, the conversation considers constitutional controversies and obstacles, military power, and upcoming elections before touching on the potential consequences of excluding the Muslim Brotherhood from political processes.