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Syria: Behind the Headlines

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The crisis in Syria has been in the headlines for weeks, but the roots of the two-year-long conflict can be traced back decades. Today host Ben Kieffer gets an in-depth understanding of how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil war, how terrorism figures in and the conflict's potential outcomes. Joining the conversation is Syrian-born Jean-Pierre Taoutel of Iowa State University, Brian Lai from the University of Iowa who specializes in terrorism and historian Charles Dobbs of ISU.

 

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River