Designing Networks for Answers in Syria

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Demonstrators hold a large Syrian National Coalition flag as they rally against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in downtown Rome on April 13, 2013.
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Is there another way to approach intervention in Syria, and can answers be found in the real time networks of individuals making decisions on the ground?

Alexa Courtney is the executive vice president of Caerus Associates, a strategy and design firm that focuses on conflict-afflicted environments. According to Courtney, designing tools to access localized Syrian networks are what gives the group an ear to quality information, that in turn can be used by policy makers to make quality decisions about U.S. action.