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Friday, April 22, 2011

Sects and Power: Debating Syria

Is the conflict in Syria about sectarianism or not? Some of the best online experts have been weighing in.

The best online experts have been having at it, and they're worth hearing. ostr importantly, you should watch this Bloggingheads discussion between Joshua Landis and Ammar Abdelhamid, with the latter offering some very interesting thoughts. It's close to an hour long, but you should watch it all.

There is also a lengthy comments thread at Landis' Syria Comment:and from the indispensable Lebanon blogger Qifa Nabki. On both of those links you should pay attention to the lengthy and sometimes astute discussion threads. But mostly spend your time on the video.

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