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Chris Looney
Chris Looney is a Research Analyst at the Syria Research and Evaluation Organization (SREO) based in Gaziantep, Turkey. His work on Syria has appeared in various publications, including Syria Comment, Syria Deeply, and NPR.

Entries by Chris Looney

On the Syrian Border, an Orphanage Provides Hope for the Future

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 1:40 PM

On the outskirts of Reyhanli, a Turkish city on the Syrian border, horses and mopeds roam the streets almost as frequently as cars. The metropolis slowly dissipates, revealing sweeping stretches of open fields that gently roll into mountains before vanishing into the clouds lining the horizon. The scenery is spectacular,...

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Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 2:14 PM

When I was a kid, I used to tell my dad not to come to my basketball games.

I was joking, of course, and it's not like he ever listened to me. But the thing was, on the rare occasion he wasn't there, I would go off. I mean, those...

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Inside an ISIS Prison: A Syrian Doctor Shares His Story and Appeals to the World for Help

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 4:34 PM

"Doctor please come and talk."

Rayan cautiously surveyed the scene around him. Not an hour earlier, he had been attending to patients in Sakhour field hospital, a clinic located in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The work was fast paced and exhausting, and in the midst of another tiring day...

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