Tik Root | Foreign Policy
My time in Syria was short but decidedly varied: one week as a tourist, 10 days as a student, and two weeks as an inmate. As the Syrian conflict continues to unfold, my brush with the regime's paranoia was just one of the first instances of what evolved into an extremely bloody crackdown.
This week marked the second anniversary of my release. Since then, the Syria I so fleetingly knew has, for better or worse, unraveled.
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