Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Syria As violence continues in Iraq, next door in secular Syria, reforms have stalled and an Islamic revival is under way. NPR's Deborah Amos has the first of a five-part series on Iraq's Arab neighbors.
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Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Syria

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Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Syria

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Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Syria

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Most of Iraq's Arab neighbors opposed the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. As violence continues to roil Iraq, NPR's Deborah Amos begins a five-part series, Bordering on Instability, on how the war has affected those neighboring countries. The first report is on Syria, where reforms have stalled and political Islam is on the rise again.

Colorful Islamic headscarves on display in a Damascus market are a symbol of Syria's religious revival. Deborah Amos, NPR hide caption

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