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Bashar al Assad

How the great popular uprising could go so horribly wrong

Joseph Therefore, Elizabeth F. Thompson: Syria After the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

SYRIA: A book about how the West stole democracy from the Arabs. It became completely grotesque when the great powers in the best colonial style began to assess the suitability of the individual peoples for independence: Syria itself ended up in category A – as suitable for independence, but Palestine ended up in category B.

The Assad family's long-standing mask game

Sam Dagher: Assad or We Burn the Country

Syria: The Assad family has ruled Syria since 1970. Sam Dagher's new book shows how the family has clung to power at all costs, exposing their cynical strategies and brutal acts of violence.