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Wendy Pearlman
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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).

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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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