Expert Commentary

Hearing the Wake Up Call

Rasha Elass
Global Fellow, PS21

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The Author is Rasha Elass

Rasha Elass returned to the United States last year after covering the Middle East for over 10 years. She was based inside Syria to cover the uprising-turned-civil war for several media outlets, including Reuters, LA Times, National Public Radio (NPR), The World (PRI / BBC Radio), and International Business Times (, often covering the war without a byline for security reasons. She is currently a global fellow with PS21, the Project for the Study of the 21st Century.

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