Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Spring to Arab Spring by Carsten Wieland
Approx. 152,790 words.
Published on June 25, 2012 by
Syria’s President Bashar al-Asad was an outspoken opponent of the US and Israel. In March 2011 when Arab Spring came to Syria, Bashar reasoned that his support among Syrians was deep and wide because, as he told the Wall Street Journal a few weeks earlier, he was "closely linked to the beliefs of the people." He was dead wrong