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Syria’s Foreign Aid at Risk

In this episode of Contours, Senior Analyst and Program Head Caroline Rose sits down with Non-Resident Fellow and a co-author of a recent New Lines report, “A Crisis of Conscience: Aid Diversion in Syria and the Impact on the International Aid System,” Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, to unpack a recent crisis in the U.N. Security Council over the status and future of a cross-border aid delivery mandate in northwestern Syria.

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