Podcast | Episode 5: Timelines and Red Lines of the Syrian Civil War


In light of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack and the Trump administration’s military response last week, Nations & States co-founder Edward Mahabir and editor Avram Reisman discuss the history and key developments in the Syrian Civil War.

Length: 00:42:54
Host: Edward Mahabir
Guests: Avram Reisman

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Image: International Mine Action Center in Aleppo, Syria (Wikimedia Commons)


Avram Reisman is an Advocacy Associate at Just Foreign Policy and recently finished a fellowship at Amnesty International USA where he lobbied for U.S. foreign policy reform to better address human rights concerns in the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and government from Colby College and expects to begin studying democratization in the fall. He has written for The European Magazine and New Framework.


Edward Mahabir is a Program Assistant for the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously interned for U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr., the Center for Democracy in the Americas, and World Learning. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he double majored in history and eastern European studies, and minored in government. His honors thesis, “Imagery and Empire: Visual Representation and Political Authority in Imperial Russia, 1762–1917” was awarded the Dr. Samuel and Rose A. Bernstein Prize for Excellence in European History.

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