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Your Call: Syria: How did we get here?

Nov 17, 2015

On the November 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people and injured hundreds.

The latest attacks have sparked fresh debates about how to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. France has escalated its bombings of ISIS positions in Syria. What led to the creation of ISIS? How did we get here? If the war on terror is creating even more terror, what are real alternatives? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Samer Abboud, associate professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia University and author of the new book Syria

Chris Toensing, executive director and editor of Middle East Research and Information Project, a quarterly journal that provides in-depth information and analysis on the Middle East

Web Resources:

Samer Abboud: Syria

Toronto Star: Bashar Assad a minor player in Syrian turmoil

NY Times: The Attacks in Paris Reveal the Strategic Limits of ISIS

MERIP: Wadi Barada: Snapshot of a Civil War