Commanding Syria: Bashar Al-Asad and the First Years in Power

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I.B.Tauris, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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"When Bashar al-Asad became President of Syria in June 2000, he had a tough act to follow. A quiet, unassuming ophthalmologist, trained in Britain, young Asad was successor to his dynamic, wily father Hafiz, who had consolidated power in his ethnically diverse and politically restive state through personal charisma, brute force and political balancing acts." "This is the first major work on Bashar al-Sad. It explains his emergence to power from the Byzantine manoeuvering of Asad family politics. It assesses the durability of Hafiz's legacy, including the persistent influence of the old power-brokers, the effectiveness of Bashar's attempts to move away from his father's shadow, and the prospects for reform in Syria. It examines the key events of Bashar's Presidency - the so-called "Damascus Spring', the decision not to support America's second war with Iraq in 2003, and the assassination of the former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri, and puts them into historical and political context. Above all Commanding Syria evaluates Bashar's continuing hold on power following Syria's humiliating retreat from Lebanon in Spring 2005 and the aggressive American drive to impose democracy in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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A good overview largely based on media sources in Arabic and Hebrew and little to no interviews or contacts with actual people. Written several years ago, so it lacks any significant analysis on the ... Read full review

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Contents

The road to the top
19
Taking the reins of power
38
Bashar alAsad the man and his regime
47
A false spring in Damascus
77
Society and economy in the age of globalization
99
Bashar alAsad in the international arena the alAqsa
125
Syria and Israel in Bashars era
148
Syria in Lebanon the end of an era?
172
Why Bashar? Because there is no one else
198
Will Bashar alAsad survive in power?
205
Index
224
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About the author (2007)

Eyal Zisser is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle East and African Studies and Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University

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