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Syria Expert Discusses the Future of the Region

Washington, DC
Monday, July 16, 2012

Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and author of "Syria Comment," a daily newsletter on Syria, discussed the latest situation in Syria in a discussion that took place at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Seventeen months into the conflict in Syria, over 17,000 people are estimated to have died in the country.

Landis discussed the ongoing violence and whether the international community should get involved. He also looks at the various factions that make up the opposition to Bashar al-Assad. Landis' newsletter attracts about 50,000 readers a month.

Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:37pm (ET)

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