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Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

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Syria has long presented a difficult problem for American policymakers. Actively supportive of groups such as Hezbollah, it has occupied Lebanon for more than 20 years. Damascus remains intransigent on Israel's complete withdrawal from the disputed Golan Heights as the sine qua non for peace with that state. It is often mentioned in the same breath as members of the infamo ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published April 15th 2005 by Brookings Institution Press (first published 2005)
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Jun 26, 2012 Salim added it
يتحدث الكتاب باسلوب غربي احترافي عن منظومة الحكم في سورية التي صنعها الرئيس الراحل حافظ الاسد و التي حضرت لابنه كل الركائز الضرورية ليستند اليها ابنه المدلل بشار ليكون استمرارا لدولة قائمة على رعاية مصالح ضيقة بشبكة علاقات اقليمية و دولية تضمن ديمومة هذا الجسد القبيح الذي يتخذ من من وشاح الشعارات الايديولوجية كوسيلة لاخفاء سلوك القمع المتجذر في جيناته الذي يترجم كسبيل وحيد للعيش بالنسبة لهذه المجموعة

وان حاولت السنون تغيير هذه الحقيقة مع بدايات الرئيس الجديد من خلال ما اطلق عليه ربيع دمشق في اوا
Dorian Santiago
I was wary about reading this book because of the author's experience as a CIA analyst and a policy staffer for the U.S. State Department, meaning that the entire book was going to be written in the framework of U.S. foreign policy interests, but the year in which the book was published (2005, which is clearly before the Syrian humanitarian/refugee crisis and insurgency of the Islamic State) convinced me to see exactly what was in plan for the U.S.' dealing with the Asad regime before the occurr ...more
RIVETING. I loved this book. It was so informative and well constructed. The prose is very spare and although it is not a short book, it consists of only five chapters. It reads more like an extended, in-depth Foreign Policy article than a book, but it was so intelligent and clear that I still found it very readable.

That said, I don't think the audience for this book is a very wide one. If you are not already interested in Syria under the Assads, this book will not whet your appetite. It assumes
الكتاب من الناحية الجوهرية فهو كتاب جيد و مهم *
هو يتحدث عن فترة مهمة من تاريخ سوربة وكيفية اتخاذ القرار فبها *
في الكتاب بعض المبالغات التقديرية من قبل الكاتب *
الكتاب سيئ من الناحية الترجمية للغة العربية وهناك بعض التشويش من قبل المترجم
تم حذف بعض النقاط في الترجمة العربية وهذا يسئ لاهمية الكتاب *
انصح بقرائة الكتاب لكل متتبع للاوضاع السورية
A really neat look into the Syrian royal family. It outlines the problems that Bashar faces in the domestic political arena and gives an inside look at Syrian politics and government.
Naim Askar
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