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ON THE LINE: Crisis in Syriai
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August 30, 2013 3:00 AM
The crisis in Syria grows more serious by the day. The international community agrees the violence in Syria needs to end but there is no consensus on how to go about it. On the next “On the Line” we’ll discuss the bloody civil war in Syria and some of the conflicting regional and international interests at play in this conflict. GUESTS Dr. David Pollock: Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Dr. Andranik Migranyan: Director, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, New York

ON THE LINE: Crisis in Syria

Published August 29, 2013

The crisis in Syria grows more serious by the day. The international community agrees the violence in Syria needs to end but there is no consensus on how to go about it. On the next “On the Line” we’ll discuss the bloody civil war in Syria and some of the conflicting regional and international interests at play in this conflict. GUESTS Dr. David Pollock: Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Dr. Andranik Migranyan: Director, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, New York

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