A Useful Primer on Syria

Via WaPo9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.

FILED UNDER: Middle East, National Security, Quick Takes, US Politics, World Politics
Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. edmondo says:

    #10. Why the hell are we involved?

  2. Dave Schuler says:

    I think his answer to #3

    How did it all go so wrong in Syria?

    is really inadequate.

    I think that without outside support, both for the Assad regime and rebel factions, the civil war in Syria would never have gotten off the ground.

  3. John Burgess says:

    A map that help ‘clarify’ the situation…

    Thist is actually linked-to in the WaPo article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/Levant_Ethnicity_lg-smaller1-zoom.jpg