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Published on Oct 18, 2015
The war in Syria became even more complex with Russia's recent bombing campaign. How will this engagement affect the course of the war? What historical factors explain the Assad family's rise to power?
Watch Joshua Landis, associate professor and director of the Center for Middle East studies at the University of Oklahoma, discuss these questions with Justin Stearns, associate professor in Arab Crossroads Studies at NYUAD.
The Conversation is a video series that presents short talks by NYUAD researchers on topics ranging from Astrophysics to Art History.