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Friday, June 24, 2011

Today is "blog4syria" day

I unfortunately don't have time to pull together a full post, so I'll direct you to Zenobia's piece "A day is not enough to blog about Syria"

Also, global voices online has a good roundup of some other posts on Syria here: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/06/24/syria-blogging-day-for-syria/

If you're interested in learning a bit more about Syria's precariousness from a cultural standpoint, you should head over to Michael Dunn's blog at the Middle East Iinstitute website (which you are already reading, right? RIGHT?) In particular, he links to a great piece on Allawite identity called "The Alawi Dillema, revisited" which...well...you should just read it.

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