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Thomas McGee ThMcGee

Thomas McGee is a scholar in Kurdish Studies focusing on the Kurds of Syria and their civil society initiatives. He was based in Syria for the first eight months of the Revolution and two years prior to its start. He speaks Kurdish and Arabic and has travelled widely in the Kurdish regions of Syria. Based on his experiences, he has also published as a freelance journalist for the Guardian and BBC. His work can be found at

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