Conflicts in Syria Take a Turn
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Conflict in Syria, Mars InSight Mission, Universal Basic Income
Episode: Conflict in Syria, Mars InSight Mission, Universal Basic Income
- Apr 3, 2018 11:00 pm
- 17:48 mins
Guest: Amy Austin Holmes, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, American University in Cairo; Fellow in Middle East Program at Woodrow Wilson Center President Trump recently said the US will be bringing its forces home from Syria. But that does not mean conflict there is over. Rather, some conflict has opened on new fronts: Turkey is invading cities controlled by Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. And in the suburbs of Damascus, the military of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has killed more than a thousand people in a campaign to clear opposition forces from cities. You’ve likely heard the names Eastern Ghouta and Douma. What does all of this mean for a civil war that’s now seven years old and has forced millions of Syrians from their homes?