chemical weapons http://iowapublicradio.org en Syria: Behind the Headlines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/syria-behind-headlines <p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">The crisis in Syria has been in the headlines for weeks, but the roots of the two-year-long conflict can be traced back decades. Today host Ben Kieffer gets an in-depth understanding of </span>how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil wa<span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">r, how terrorism figures in and the</span> conflict's potential outcomes. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:44:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28985 at http://iowapublicradio.org Syria: Behind the Headlines Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-123 <div id="content"><div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">President Obama took his case for military action in Syria to a skeptical American public last night and asserted the need to keep pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:29:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28933 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day