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Yasser Munif on the State of the Syrian Uprising

In this interview, Yasser Munif addresses the state of the Syrian uprising. In conversation with Bassam Haddad, Yasser discusses a number of related topics dealing with domestic and regional factors. The intereview was recorded on 17 October 2016.

Yasser Munif is assistant professor of sociology in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. He is currently working on a book about grassroots organizing and participatory democracy based on his research in Syria. He is the co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity for the Syrian Revolution.

Topics addressed include the following:

  • The current state of the uprising
  • The composition of the opposition on the ground
  • The view of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and the United States from the perspective of the uprising's supporters
  • The view of the those fighting on behalf of the opposition
  • The civilians!

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