Thawra Ep. 5 – The Struggle for Syria

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Featuring Abdel Razzaq Takriti, this is the FIFTH episode of Thawra (Revolution), our rolling mini-series on Arab radicalism in the 20th century. Today’s installment lays out the early years of a struggle for Syria that would decisively shape the Arab world: the fight for independence from France, the first (CIA-backed) coup of 1949, and the rise of the Ba’ath and Communist movements.

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Topics: Arab Politics Imperialism and Foreign Policy Middle East World History
Guests: Abdel Razzaq Takriti