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March 1, 2017

Syria is mired in the deadliest conflict of the 21st century. Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed almost half a million people and created more than 10 million refugees and internally displaced persons. 

How did this war start? Why is the conflict so intractable? Where did the Islamic State come from? And how will this all end?

In episode three of “Global,” our hosts and guests unpack the complex situation in Syria and analyze how the country’s history shapes today’s brutal conflict. Guests include New York Times best-selling author Hassan Hassan; Abdalaziz Alhamza, founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently; and IRI Program Director for the Middle East division Djordje Todorovic.

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