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In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria
A key player and an unrelenting obstacle in the Middle East peace process, Syria has long been a thorn in Washington's side when it comes to forging strategic alliances with powers in the region. But only after the events of 9/11 and Damascus's staunch opposition to the War in Iraq did the U.S. government begin a campaign to pressure President Bashar al-Asad's regime to
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Chicago Review Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is a great intro for people wanting to know more about Syria during the Bush admin. It does not deal very much with the current situation in Syria, but does touch on some diplomacy ideas worth reading. The most interesting part for me was better understanding the deep ties between Syria/Iran.
Excellent first hand account of the years leading up to the Syrian revolution. KInd of a memoir, but with more of a journalist's view, lacking in some of the typical local flavor/personal discovery stuff that many travel memoirs have.