One of my friends at Cornell is keeping a blog as he studies abroad in Syria. Jonathan Panter is a conservative in support of Bush foreign policy, as well as a junior government major at Cornell. He speaks Arabic and has traveled extensively in the Middle East, so his opinions will probably be a bit more educated than the average study abroad blog (thank goodness!). I’ll be keeping track of his observations and I hope you do too. After all, people like him are the likely inheritors to our government policies.