Author: Jett Goldsmith
Jett Goldsmith is a journalist from Denver, Colorado, with a background in analysis of the Syrian conflict and Ba’athist state structures. He has bylines in various publications, including Middle East Eye. Follow him on Twitter @JettGoldsmith.

For decades, the impoverished residents of southwestern Damascus’ Basateen el-Razi district have lived in poorly built shacks and ramshackle housing facing the upscale Mezzeh district, one of the wealthiest areas of Syria. (More…)