Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on speculation that US airstrikes against ISIS in Syria may benefit the Assad regime, and the Obama administration’s move to consider military options:

Obama is right to worry about a slippery slope because “the debate could eventually shift heavily in favor of ousting the Assad regime, and there are many actors inside Syria and in the region that have an interest in bringing Washington and Damascus into a direct military confrontation,” Ramzy Mardini, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council, said in an e-mail from Amman.

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