Posts Tagged: Bashar Al-Assad
The assumption of power by Syrian President Assad's father, Hafez, came at ironic cost to his own people, the Alawites.
As a result of Syrian President Assad's brutality, his country's relationship with Turkey lays in ruins.
Because of decades of isolating Syria, the United States can now only watch the events unfold without having any influence on the ground.
The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.
Regime change in Syria could open the door to Islamist rule.
Though not as iron-fisted as his father, Syrian President Assad is still lethal.
Syria continues to sit at the crossroads of a number of U.S. interests.
Some suggest we'd be crazy to negotiate with people like Ahmadinejad and Assad. But with the specter of WWW III on the horizon, we'd be crazy not to.
Washington continues to pursue a divide-and-rule approach to prevent the resumption of talks that could end hostilities between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
With a shaky UN-brokered ceasefire in place, Syrians still grapple with the persistent insecurity facing their country's war-weary borders and the growing refugee problem.