A selection of explainers and backgrounders to get you up to speed on Syria before you end up caught in that awkward dinner table conversation where your brilliant friends realize you haven't actually got a clue what's going on over there.
- The Washington Post answers the 9 Questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.
- PolicyMic explains "Who's Who in Syria"in plain English.
- BuzzFeed points to this letter to the editor that ran in last week's Financial Times
- Business Insider points to this "Incredibly Convoluted Chart that Shows Just What A Mess The Middle East Really Is"
- The Atlantic's Syria Reader
- And Al Jazeera America's page on "What to watch, explore and read on Syria."
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