Episode 4:

Syria, Explained

Peter Krause of Boston College breaks down the crisis in Syria and shares strategies for teaching about Syria in the classroom.

Guest Bios

Peter Krause

Peter Krause is an assistant professor of political science at Boston College, and an expert on Middle East politics, terrorism, and non-state violence. He has a PhD in political science from MIT, where he is also a Research Affiliate in the Security Studies Program. His book Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win was published by Cornell University Press in 2017.

Free Resources and Featured Books

Learn more about teaching the war and humanitarian crisis in Syria with these free online resources:

Episode Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Qatar Foundation International, which provided the seed funding and support to develop and launch this podcast and to produce this episode.

Thanks to Professor Krause for his time, knowledge, and enthusiasm in sharing his expertise on the crisis in Syria.

Image Credits

Aleppo,” by Joshua Tabti, used under Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0). The image has been cropped.

Featured Music

  • Kim Arar,” by Wind of Anatolia, from the album Live at the 2014 Golden Festival, used with permission from Wind of Anatolia. The track has been excerpted and mixed with narrative.