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What's at stake in Syria's presidential election? Our collected news coverage unpacks the recent developments and historical dynamics of the war-torn region.

What's at stake in Syria's presidential election? Our collected news coverage unpacks the recent developments and historical dynamics of the war-torn region.
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What's at stake in Syria's presidential election? Our collected news coverage unpacks the recent developments and historical dynamics of the war-torn region.

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English


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Election Preview: New Legitimacy for the Regime?

6/1/2014
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Will a victory in Syria's election grant Bashar al-Assad legitimacy? Opposition groups have called for a boycott of the vote, while world leaders denounce the election as a farce. (Morning Edition, NPR, 6/2/2014)

Duration: 00:04:00


Refugees Flock to the Embassy to Vote

6/1/2014
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Despite their transience and uncertain future, thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon have visited their local embassies to vote in their country's election. (NewsRadio, ABC, 5/29/2014)

Duration: 00:08:00


Looting in the Chaos

6/1/2014
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The chaos in Syria presents new opportunities for smugglers to pillage antiquities and sell them across the border. (All Things Considered, NPR, 5/27/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Assad's String of Victories

6/1/2014
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Opposition forces in Syria have been on the retreat, especially since losing one of their main strongholds - the city of Homs. (AM, ABC, 5/8/2014)

Duration: 00:03:00


Under the Assads

6/1/2014
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A look at the history of Syria under Assad rule, beginning with Bashar's father, Hafez. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 1/23/2014)

Duration: 00:11:00


Can Past U.S. Military Engagements Shed Light on Syria?

6/1/2014
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Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University discuss the history of American war and what past conflicts can teach us about a resolution to Syria. (NewsHour, PBS, 9/6/2013)

Duration: 00:08:00