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New Lion of Damascus : Bashar Al-asad and Modern Syria (05 Edition)

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Is Syria a rogue state? How important is it to the fates of Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Lebanon? Based on unique and extraordinary access to Syrias President Bashar al-Asad, his circle, and his family, this book tells Syrias inside story. David W. Lesch presents the essential account of this country and its enigmatic leader at a critical juncture in the history of the Middle East.Syria has been called the crossroads of civilization for millennia. Lately, however, it is a nation more in the crosshairs than the crossroads. From the U.S. perspective, Syria is on the wrong side of history with respect to Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, the global war on terrorism, and the growth of democracy in the Middle East. Bashar al-Asad assumed the presidency in 2000 after the long reign of his father, Hafiz al-Asad, and soon encountered momentous regional and international events. Bashars efforts to integrate his country into this changing environment without being coerced have met with some success and some failure. The fate of Syria, very much tied to its young ophthalmologist-turned-president, will profoundly affect what type of Middle East emerges in the near future.

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An account of contemporary Syria, its extraordinary leader, and its current and future place in the Middle East.

About the Author

David W. Lesch is professor at Trinity University in Texas and an expert on Middle Eastern studies. His many books include The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300109917
Subtitle:
Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria
Author:
Lesch, David W.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Syria
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Assad, Bashar
Subject:
Syria - Politics and government - 2000-
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051111
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.55 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » Middle East » Syria
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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