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Latest update : 2013-02-04

David W. Lesch, Professor of Middle East History

This week, UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned the UN Security Council that Syria is "breaking up before everyone's eyes". To discuss this issue and what the future holds for the Assad regime, Marc Perelman speaks to David W. Lesch, Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University and author of "Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad".

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2014-04-07 Rwanda

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