Rural life has its benefits. By circumstances or by choice, I’m far removed from current events and politics.
But inevitably, the largest international news stories are difficult to avoid. The civil war in Syria is not a recent event, but an ongoing situation finally catching the attention it deserves.
This map and article help to clarify not only the conflict in Syria, but also explains why it matters. For anyone else living under a rock, I would encourage you to take a look.
by Max Fisher for the Washington Post