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Back on the Beat!

Yours Truly is back on his regular beat.

Yours Truly is back on his regular beat.

Hello All!

I’m sure everyone has been losing sleep over a lack of Syria posts on the FPA wall lately. An evil and cowardly computer issue combined with international bus travel has conspired to keep yours truly away from posting.

Well, allow me to put all of you at ease. As of now you can expect at least 3-4 posts a week in my attempt to enlighten, inspire, and educate. I am officially back on my beat and excited about the possibilities.

See you in the funny papers.



Walter Raubeson

Walter spent the last two years living and working in Damascus, reporting on the Syrian social, political, and cultural scene. Recently returned to the US, Walter continues to monitor Middle Eastern events with verve, and also gusto.

Having graduated from New York University's Masters Program in Political Science- International Relations-in September 2008, Walter's MA thesis analyzed the Lebanese political system; focusing on the impact of foreign intervention within Lebanon, particularly the roles of Iran, Israel, Syria, and the US.