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Syria: The Hama Massacre

Bill Rugh

On November 29, 1981, I was sitting in my office at the U.S. embassy in Damascus when I heard a loud explosion not too far away. I had arrived and taken up my duties ...

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Obama's Speech Fails to Inspire Confidence in the Region

Middle East Policy Council

Last week, in a gathering at the White House aimed at tackling violent extremism, U.S. President Barack Obama tried to put forward a more nuanced and historically grounded understanding of violent extremism ...

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