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The Syrian Civil War: Alawites, Women's Rights, and the Arab Spring


Co-hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy interviewed guests Ayse Baltacioglu-Brammer and Patrick Scharfe on the the civil war in Syria, which continues to dominate headlines across the globe. As negotiations and fighting continue, Leticia and Patrick spoke with the two historians of the Middle East to explore the nation’s diversity, the role of women in the Arab Spring, intervention, and the way forward.

A tank amid rubble in Azaz Syria

For more on Syria, see Origins’ two articles, “Syria's Islamic Movement and the 2011-12 Uprising” and “Alawites and the Fate of Syria

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Posted January 2014

[A transcript of this podcast is available here.]