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Syria http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/376/all en Rep. Peter Welch talks Ebola, ISIS, dysfunction in Congress http://addisonindependent.com/201410welch-talks-ebola-isis-dysfunction-congress <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26160" style="width: 69px;"><a href="/201410welch-talks-ebola-isis-dysfunction-congress"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PeterWelch_0.thumbnail." alt="PeterWelch." title="PeterWelch." class="image image-thumbnail " width="69" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PETER WELCH </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Peter Welch is running in more ways than one. The four-term Democrat took some time out before a jog in the Middlebury area last week to discuss some foreign and domestic issues during his run for another two years as Vermont&rsquo;s lone representative in the U.S. House.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26147">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410welch-talks-ebola-isis-dysfunction-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Congress ebola Featured Peter Welch Syria Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:44:15 +0000 Zach Despart 26147 at http://addisonindependent.com Community Forum: New policy needed to fight ISIS http://addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-new-policy-needed-fight-isis <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Haviland Smith </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Haviland Smith of Williston, a retired CIA station chief who served in East and West Europe and the Middle East, and as chief of the counterterrorism staff.</em></p> <p> With its meteoric military rise, its leadership, management and financing, the newest terrorist scourge facing the world is ISIS. Operating in what is clearly a political vacuum in northeast Syria and western Iraq and benefitting from the studied indifference of most of the Muslim world, ISIS is clearly on a roll.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25414">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-new-policy-needed-fight-isis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion foreign policy Iraq ISIS Syria United States Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:40:58 +0000 Zach Despart 25414 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Be bold, make peace in Syria http://addisonindependent.com/201401guest-editorial-be-bold-make-peace-syria <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jimmy Carter </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writers are Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, and Robert A. Pastor, a professor at American University and the senior adviser to the Carter Center on conflict resolution.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21175">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401guest-editorial-be-bold-make-peace-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Carter Syria Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 21175 at http://addisonindependent.com Tik Root released from Syrian prison http://addisonindependent.com/201104breaking-tik-root-released-syrian-prison <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Updated 4/1/11, 4:38 p.m.</strong></p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Tik Root, the Middlebury College student and Ripton native imprisoned in Syria after a protest in Damascus on March 18, was released from Syrian custody on Friday.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is a tremendous relief,&rdquo; wrote Tom Root, Tik&rsquo;s father, in an email to the <em>Independent </em>on Friday afternoon.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7505">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104breaking-tik-root-released-syrian-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:00:31 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7505 at http://addisonindependent.com Staff Blog: Sen. Leahy calls for Tik Root's release http://addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-sen-leahy-calls-tik-roots-release-0 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> On March 31, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) spoke on the Senate floor about Tik Root, a Middlebury College student from Ripton who is currently detained in Syria.</p> <p> He said Root is a &quot;young, curious American student&quot; who, naturally, was interested in watching the events unfold. Further, he said that no one from the U.S. embassy has been allowed to see Root in order to verify that he is healthy and being humanely treated.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7504/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7504">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-sen-leahy-calls-tik-roots-release-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:40:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7504 at http://addisonindependent.com Staff Blog: Ripton's Pathik Root detained in Syria (Updated) http://addisonindependent.com/201103staff-blog-riptons-pathik-root-reported-missing-syria <p> Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &quot;Tik&quot; Root disappeared while observing a protest in Damascus on March 18. Syrian authorities on March 26 confirmed that Root had been jailed, and since then state officials and his family and friends have continued working to have him released.</p> <p> See bottom for our first story on Root&#39;s disappearance, and below for links to ongoing coverage of the situation.</p> <p> <b>Follow the story</b></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7378/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7378">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103staff-blog-riptons-pathik-root-reported-missing-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Egypt Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:50:16 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7378 at http://addisonindependent.com Locals counter misconceptions in story of detained Ripton man http://addisonindependent.com/201103locals-counter-misconceptions-story-detained-ripton-man <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7488" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103locals-counter-misconceptions-story-detained-ripton-man"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tikroot.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tikroot.jpg" title="tikroot.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TIK ROOT OF Ripton has been detained in Syria while studying Arabic there. The U.S. State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Syria and Vermont&#039;s congressional delegation are working to free the Middlebury College Junior from Detention. Photo courtesy Andrea Lloyd </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The national media has been abuzz with the story of Pathik &ldquo;Tik&rdquo; Root, a Middlebury College student who went missing two weeks ago while studying Arabic in Syria. Last weekend, Syrian authorities confirmed they had detained Ripton native, but have not said when they will release him.</p> <p> But as they watch reports on Root&rsquo;s disappearance roll out, his parents, friends and professors say there&rsquo;s a side of the 21-year-old that has not been captured in any of those stories.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7472">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103locals-counter-misconceptions-story-detained-ripton-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:30:28 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7472 at http://addisonindependent.com Syria holds Ripton man in custody http://addisonindependent.com/201103syria-holds-ripton-man-custody <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; After a tense search, the family of Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &ldquo;Tik&rdquo; Root has ascertained that he is &ldquo;safe and well,&rdquo; in the custody of Syrian authorities.</p> <p> The search for Tik Root has been on since shortly after March 18, when, according to his father, Tom, he likely went out to observe the protests that were happening in Damascus, where he was studying Arabic, and was picked up by the police.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7407">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103syria-holds-ripton-man-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middle East Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:00:27 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7407 at http://addisonindependent.com Ripton's Pathik Root detained in Syria http://addisonindependent.com/201103breaking-riptons-pathik-root-detained-syria <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &ldquo;Tik&rdquo; Root has been detained in Syria by the authorities there since March 18, his father, Tom, told the <em>Independent </em>on Friday.</p> <p> Tom Root said that in a Wednesday night meeting with the U.S. consul, Syrian authorities confirmed that they were &ldquo;almost certain&rdquo; that Tik Root was in their custody.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7384">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103breaking-riptons-pathik-root-detained-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:01:48 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7384 at http://addisonindependent.com