Video — Michael Provence: Understanding Syria

Michael Provence is the director of the Middle East Studies Programs at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the colonial and post-colonial Arab world, particularly popular insurgency and nationalism, and he has travelled and lived in many countries in the region including Lebanon and Syria. In this two-part interview, Ed Sweed of Alternate Focus asks Michael about the current situation in Syria and its implications for the wider region.

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