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Wendy Pearlman
Wendy Pearlman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is the author of Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003).

Entries by Wendy Pearlman

On the Third Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Given the appalling violence in Syria -- leaving at least 130,000 dead, some 9 million displaced, and 9.3 million in need of humanitarian aid -- it is urgent for the international community to take action to save lives and relieve suffering.

No less, it is important to...

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The Argument Against U.S. Intervention in Syria... And Why It's Wrong

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 8:45 AM

In promoting the Geneva II peace talks, the United States hoped that it could work with Russia to advance a negotiated settlement in Syria.

Yet Russia boosted military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the weeks leading up to Geneva and Assad bombarded civilians with

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Intervening Against Assad: Reflections From Syrian Refugees

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 3:01 PM

On Tuesday, President Obama called upon Congress to postpone indefinitely a debate on a military strike on Syria. Among the Syrian refugees whom I am interviewing in Jordan and Turkey, there is a palpable sense of being abandoned by the world -- yet again.

The Syrians I meet do...

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"There Is No Time for Hesitation": Reflections From the Free Syrian Army

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 6:36 PM

The war in Syria has left more than 100,000 dead, one-fifth of the population forcibly displaced, and untold numbers tortured in prison. As a part of a larger project interviewing Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, I carried out the following interview with an army colonel who defected to the...

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Love in the Syrian Revolution

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:25 PM

When Ghaidaa opened the door she was eight months and two weeks pregnant. I gave her the customary kisses on each cheek and slipped off my shoes at the door. I was in Jordan speaking with Syrian refugees, collecting their personal reflections on violence that had left some 90,000 dead...

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