Syrian Center of the Cyclone: Keeping Events and Forces Comprehensible

The situation in Syria is complex enough to sort out for experts in the field, let alone the lay public. This article gives the 7-year history of the conflict as well as who are the opposing political actors. They include a terrific map which shows various oppositional strongholds. There are no solutions here but it is important to understand what is going on. What the article does not cover is why Assad needs to accept any “transition” government at all.

Read in Al Jazeera

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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