A young scholar who has lived in Damascus finds it not a “rogue state” but a complex, jittery mosaic surprisingly receptive to America.
Posted on Dec 1, 2005
Tyler Golson received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. in Arab studies from Georgetown University and is working toward a second M.A. in Arabic language and translation through the University of Maryland. His primary research interests are Levantine politics, Arab mass media and Muslims in the West. Golson grew up in Ardsley, N.Y., and currently splits his time between Washington, D.C., and Damascus, Syria.