Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
This piece was written, produced, and edited by Caroline Batten, Sabrina Merold, Dylan Okabe-Jawdat, and Aaron True for War News Radio.
War and violence never exist in a vacuum; intrastate conflict often has far-reaching effects that extend outside a nation’s borders. War News Radio’s Dylan Okabe-Jawdat and Aaron True spoke to two Swarthmore College professors–Anthropology professor Farha Ghannam and Religion professor Sarah Kistler–on the complicated social ramifications of the Syrian civil war.