River to River
1:44 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Syria: Behind the Headlines

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 how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil war, how terrorism figures in and the conflict's potential outcomes. Joining the conversation is Syrian-born Jean-Pierre Taoutel of Iowa State University, Brian Lai from the University of Iowa who specializes in terrorism and historian Charles Dobbs of ISU.