#78 Joshua Landis (A deep dive into the Syrian conflict)

  • 00:03:37 Why the Middle East seems ‘excel at conflict’ the last 70 years?
  • 00:14:03 How America managed to avoid ethnic strife (unlike the Middle East)?
  • 00:18:02 What is actually happening in Syria? What conflicts predates the war? How does ISIS fit into the Syrian War?
  • 00:33:33 Why the major world powers abuse the Syrian conflict as a proxy conflict? What does Russia in particular want?
  • 01:00:00 How can we rebuild Syria? Should we abolish sanctions? Do we need a new Marshall Plan for Syria?

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Joshua Landis is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
and an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Read Joshua’s opinions on his blog or follow him on Twitter @joshua_landis.

Apologies for my terrible audio in this episode. Joshua’s excellent audio and video makes up for that – I hope!

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