A Land of Many Flags: The Breakup of Syria and the Death of Pluralism

Charles Glass

Date: October 21, 2015

Location: Boston

Charles Glass, who has been reporting on Syria for decades and still regularly travels to the war-torn country, describes the Syrian conflict both as a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia and regional powers, and a civil war rooted in local issues. “But the decisions, the money and the weapons come from the superpowers and the regional powers,” he concludes, “from the Americans through their client states and from the Russians and the Iranians.”