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In Syria, Military Close Calls

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After the U.S. shot down a Syrian military jet on Sunday, Russia responded by threatening to target any coalition aircraft or drones that fly west of the Euphrates river. 

We look at how Syria has become a nexus for various military powers like Iran, Turkey, Russia, NATO and the U.S. with Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan. He publishes the blog Informed Comment and his most recent book is The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East.

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