After the Missile Strikes in Syria: What Happens Next?

As featured in Fortune



"This kind of decisiveness could finally lead to Assad getting pushed out. The Russians are not particularly wedded to him, and the Iranians would be open to him getting out," said Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London, an independent defense think tank, speaking to Fortune on Friday. "This was a very short, sharp reminder that everyone who was thinking we were just going to putter along um'ing and uh'ing as we've been doing, is just not the case anymore," he said.