Skip Navigation
NPR News
Syrians chant slogans during an anti-regime protest in Qusayr. (AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is Syria Locked In Endless Conflict?

May 25, 2012

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this

Explore this

Reported by

The uprisings in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen all started last spring. They've all resulted in regime change — except for the uprising in Syria.

Why is Syria locked in a brutal and seemingly endless conflict? The answer has to do with history, politics, and a growing class of entrepreneurs who are struggling to pick a side. Their decision could turn the tide of the conflict. It could also cost them their lives.

For More, see Adam Davidson's New York Times column, The Syria Paradox.

Music: Beirut's "Nantes." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments


NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.