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Planet Money

Why Is Syria Locked In Endless Conflict?

The answer has to do with history, politics, and a growing class of entrepreneurs who are struggling to pick a side.

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The Two-Way

In Syria, Peace Plan 'Is Unraveling'

"It's almost as if in certain parts of the country the ceasefire isn't in effect anymore," NPR's Kelly McEvers reports.

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