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Syria Is Not a Nation-State: The Baath Party’s Denial of Kurdish Identity

By Martin W. Lewis | November 4, 2010 |

The official Syrian credo of Arab nationalism may allow safe haven for Christians, provided that they do not defy the state or attempt to convert Muslims. But it gives no such concessions to the Kurds, whose very identity challenges the Baath ideology of the Syrian state, which is based on the political priority

Iraqi Assyrians and Other Christians in Syria

By Martin W. Lewis | November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

As Assyrian Christians have been forced out of their homes, they have had to seek sanctuary elsewhere. Many have migrated overseas, primarily to the United States, Germany, Australia, and Sweden, but visas are difficult to obtain, costs are formidable, and subsequent expulsions are not uncommon; even asylum-friendly Sweden has been vigorously deporting Assyrians after somehow

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