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Syria is no more

May 29th, 2013, Comment & Analysis, Uncategorized

What began in Syria as a revolt against an oppressive regime has evolved into a sectarian civil war and, more recently, into a proxy conflict among outsiders. In the process, the struggle has become increasingly convoluted, with conflicting agendas among allies, together with deep-seated communal tensions, rendering the situation nearly intractable.

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MEDIA ALERT: Western nations expel Syrian diplomats

May 29th, 2012, Media Alerts

Syrians attend to bodies for a mass funeral

SYRIA – Six Western governments announced the expulsion of Syrian diplomats Tuesday responding to the 108 civilian deaths in Houla last week.

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The West and Russia: Real Rapprochement on the Horizon?

March 2nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Charles Kupchan

These are not the best of times for the Euro-Atlantic community. The European Union (EU) is struggling to shore up the Euro-zone – a task that has exposed worrisome political fissures and raised troubling questions about the overall health of the Union. Meanwhile, the United States is suffering through a prolonged economic downturn and an era of intense political polarization.

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Robert Brigham

Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, Vasser College

April 29th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Author/Novelist, English, Europe, International Relations, Iraq, North America, North America, Poughkeepsie, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

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Dr. Robert. K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, has taught at Vassar since 1994. He teaches courses on the history of American foreign relations, modern America, and international history.

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