1. Part 3. Syria: What to Watch For

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    In the final part of our three-part series on Syria, Eric Thompson, Ph.D., an expert on the Middle East and the director for CNA's Center for Strategic Studies, tells you what to watch out for next in the Syrian conflict. A full transcript of Dr. Thompson's interview is available at www.cna.org

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    • Part 2. Syria: A Fractured Society

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      In part two of our three-part series on Syria, the director for CNA's Center for Strategic Studies, Eric Thompson, Ph.D., explains why Syrian society is fractured and the role the Assad regime played to make it that way. Dr. Thompson, an expert on the Middle East, explains the Assad regime has been, "setting community against community, ethnic group against ethnic group, and sowing seeds of distrust across society." For the full transcript of Dr. Thompson's interview, visit www.cna.org

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      • Part 1. Syria: Who are the Syrian Rebels?

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        In this first of a three-part series, CNA's director of the Center for Strategic Studies, Middle East expert Eric Thompson, Ph.D., explains the various factions who are opposed to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. As Dr. Thompson explains, "The Syrian opposition is really made up of three primary groups." The full transcript is available at www.cna.org.

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        • CNA Report: Non-Citizens in the Enlisted U.S. Military

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          Who is more likely to finish their first term of enlistment in the military: United States citizens or non-citizens? If you didn't know, more than 67,000 non-citizens entered the U.S. enlisted military from 1999-2008, and CNA was asked to see how they fared. In this video, CNA senior research analyst Molly McIntosh, Ph.D., talks about the new report which has already caught the attention of several media outlets, including Time.

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          • Analysis Battlefield: A CNA Researcher's Work in War Zones

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            Whether it’s fighting the problem of improvised explosive devices in Iraq or minimizing civilian casualties in Afghanistan, Dr. Jonathan Schroden, a CNA field representative assigned to U.S. Central Command, uses science to tackle life and death issues. But for CNA’s recruiters, Schroden was almost the scientist who got away.

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            • Think CNA

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              Watch our newest video: Think CNA. A recruiting video currently visiting college campuses, Think CNA gives you a look at the not-for-profit research center from its beginnings in World War II to the cutting edge work of its analysts today. CNA, based in Alexandria, VA, is the home of the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research.

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