Tag: Middle East
Everyone wants to leave behind a mark on the world. For the past two weeks, students discussed what they wanted to be remembered for or what ways they wished to impact the world in our #DoNowLegacy post. Inspired by the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition, Art School featured artist Ala Ebtekar worked with students at the Asian Art Museum by asking them to discuss what they would engrave on their own Cylinder.
Is “peace within reach” as Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani declared at the United Nations this week? He is seen to be more moderate than the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and disposed towards building bridges with the West.
The conflict in Syria grew out of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, when Syrians peacefully demonstrated against Mr. Assad, who succeeded his father Hafez al-Assad, as president. This family had held the presidency for 40 years. Protesters demanded democratic reforms and the Syrian government unleashed security forces on demonstrators, killing many protesters and igniting a movement made up of secular rebels who aligned with the Free Syrian Army, and rebel militias, the most powerful of which are radical Islamist groups.
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