Doomed to Hope: A Professor’s Journey from Damascus to Vanderbilt

Doomed to Hope: A Professor’s Journey from Damascus to Vanderbilt

By Karim Oliver and Charlotte Mellgard This is the first installment of a series on Syrian refugees in Nashville. Professor Issam Eido taught his last class at the University of Damascus in December of 2011. It was the first year of the Syrian revolution. As he completed his final lecture,...

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The Tragic Reality of the Syria Deal

The Tragic Reality of the Syria Deal

In what began as an ad lib comment by John Kerry — that Assad surrender his chemical weapons to the international community, or else! — and culminated in a Russian-brokered deal to do just that, Syria has now agreed to join the UN Convention on Chemical Weapons, an international treaty...

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