Robin Yassin-Kassab, author of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War speaks about the conflict in Syria and its impact on ordinary Syrian citizens.

Robin Yassin-Kassab, Author, Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

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Overview

Robin Yassin-Kassab, author of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War speaks about the conflict in Syria and its impact on ordinary Syrian citizens.

He explains why analysis of the Syrian conflict needs to involve Syrian voices – what of their experiences, hopes and fears – as the media has not focused enough on what ordinary Syrian citizens are doing on the ground, for example, how they are organizing their local communities.

He also explores the role of the international community, particularly the involvement of Russia, the US, Iran and also ISIS. He considers what a solution to the Syrian conflict could look like: could we see a partition of Syria and will this be a peaceful and permanent resolution to the conflict?

More information at Inside Syria: Life Amidst Revolution and War