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Etienne Kallos

This Is What the Syrian Brain Drain Looks Like

One woman tells her story of leaving Syria for Europe Lava Mouslem, a 24-year-old Syrian singer, was packing two suitcases with all her possessions when we met her in July. She had decided overnight to travel alone from western Turkey to Greece by boat, at any...

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A Syrian Student’s Fragile Hope for Higher Education

On a recent Tuesday morning, Muhammad Adib woke up early, ate breakfast, and walked the bombed-out streets of rebel-controlled Aleppo in Syria to a testing center for male high-school students. Muhammad showed his student identification card to officials from the Syrian opposition, known as Etilaf.  He...

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