On April 19th, I went to the joint College of International Studies and American Enterprise Institute Executive Council discussion regarding the future of foreign affairs regarding Syria. Dr. Joshua Landis and Dr. Andrew J. Bowen were originally the two to host the discussion, but Dr. Landis was unfortunately unable to attend due to scheduling issue. Nonetheless, I was excited to hear what Dr. Bowen had to say regarding Syria and wanted to learn about other opinions. Prior to this event, I was very sympathetic for the people, particularly refugees, who were affected by the ongoing event, and I was very opposed to Obama’s usage of drones due to the amount of civilian casualties involved. However, sympathy alone could not be able to address this growingly complex issue. Although I did not entirely agree with military intervention from the United States as the solution to the whole problem, no intervention was not a choice to be selected if one sympathizes those on the ground who are affected. After participating this event, I gain a much understanding of the complexity of the issues and decisions that are being weighed in, and I’m hoping that the current administration takes those considerations seriously and thoughtfully as much or more as I do.