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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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#Refugees
Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
GUESTS
Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
Kirk Day: Field Director, International Rescue Committee [Lesbos, Greece]  
Jelena Milic: Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies [Belgrade, Serbia]