Conflict & Justice

Assessing Syria: Desire for Change?

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We've seen a domino effect in the Mideast as protests in Tunisia sparked the continued unrest in Egypt. Over the past week opposition activists in Syria have gathered in small groups to pay homage to the protestors in Egypt, while a Facebook group, run mostly by Syrian expatriates, is trying to organize a "Day of Rage" in that country.

Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma says if  protesters  do show up, we're likely to see a very different story in Syria. And Syrian Americans, like Munif Atassi, the president of the Syrian American Club in Washington, D.C. are skeptical the movement will get off the ground.

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