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Podcast: "Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War" with Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

Apr. 07, 2016

An audio recording of a book talk by Robin Yassin-Kassab, journalist and media commentator on Syria and the Middle East, and Leila Al-Shami, founding member of Tahrir-ICN on their recent publication Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War.

Listen to the full recording of the March 31, 2016 talk below:

For more about the event, click here.

Also listen to Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami's interview on Radio Open Source here.

About the Book:

"In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone and many worry that the country is on the brink of collapse.

Burning Country explores the complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists. 

Covering ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, new grassroots revolutionary organizations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare."

-University of Chicago Press

For more information on this publication: Please contact Middle East Initiative
For Academic Citation:Podcast: "Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War" with Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami.” News, , April 7, 2016.