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In the new issue of Rowaq Arabi: What future for the Muslim Brotherhood?

In the new issue of Rowaq Arabi: What future for the Muslim Brotherhood?

April 7, 2014. | Rowaq Arabi   What is the future of the Muslim Brotherhood after the ouster of Mohammed Morsi? This is the question raised by the challenges which have followed the swift downfall of the Brotherhood’s rule. The answer is yet to be seen: the Brotherhood may turn to violence and abandon peaceful, democratic

The Syria Dilemma

The Syria Dilemma

By Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel Description   The United States is on the brink of intervention in Syria, but the effect of any eventual American action is impossible to predict. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 100,000 people and displaced millions, yet most observers warn that the worst is still to come. And the

Power and policy in Syria

Power and policy in Syria

Power and policy in Syria : intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East / Radwan Ziadeh. – Rev. paperback ed. – London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013. – xxi, 228 p. – (Library of modern Middle East studies). – ISBN 978-1-78076-290-6  When this book by Radwan Ziadeh first came

The Syrian Exception

The Syrian Exception

“The Syrian Exception: Between Modernization and Resistance” by Caroline Donati Sunday, October 25th, 2009 The Syrian Exception: Between Modernization and Resistance by Caroline Donati is an important new addition to the short number of good books on Syria. It is in French.   “L’exception syrienne, entre modernisation et résistance”, (éditions La Découverte).   Download: The Syrian

Ambiguities of Domination

Ambiguities of Domination

Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria   Lisa Wedeen University of Chicago Press, Jun 15, 1999 – 256 pages   In Syria, the image of President Hafiz al-Asad is everywhere. In newspapers, on television, and during orchestrated spectacles Asad is praised as the “father,” the “gallant knight,” even the country’s “premier

The Political Economy of Syria Under Asad

The Political Economy of Syria Under Asad

Volker Perthes (Author)   Syria under Asad has been one of the key regional powers of the Middle East. Though its political development has been a much-debated subject, there has been no comprehensive study in English of the country’s political economy and its evolution since 1970 to the present day. Beginning with an account of economic

Book Review: Power and Policy in Syria

Book Review: Power and Policy in Syria

Book Review: Power and Policy in Syria: Intelligence Services, Foreign Relations and Democracy in the Modern Middle East Syria’s 1970 bloodless coup by General Hafez al-Assad put in place a powerful autocratic machinery at the core of the state which continues under the control of his son Bashar. Power and Policy in Syria presents an analysis of Syria’s political

Power and Policy in Syria

Power and Policy in Syria

Power and Policy in Syria: Intelligence Services, Foreign Relations and Democracy Power and Policy in Syria By Radwan Ziadeh   In an unstable Middle East, beset by regional tensions and repercussions of the global war on terror, Syria is a key player. The bloodless coup by General Hafez al-Assad, in 1970,

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