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Syria: A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Demascus Spring to Arab Spring

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Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances When Arab Spring swept the region, Syria s President Bashar al-Asad thought that he was safe. Over the previous five years, the moderate opposition had been crushed. Unlike Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya, Syria had taken an anti-US stance since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Syrians were used to living under sanctions and being called t ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Cune Press
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Mohammad Magout
Sep 09, 2014 Mohammad Magout rated it liked it
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This is an abridged version of a review that i wrote for the Syrian Studies Association Bulletin Vol 18, No 2 (2013). Full review can be accessed here:

https://ojcs.siue.edu/ojs/index.php/s...

The main focus of the book is not the current Syrian Uprising itself, but rather – as the title suggests – the preceding decade of Bashar al-Assad's reign over Syria. According to Wieland, Bashar failed to capitalize on the "waves of popularity" he enjoyed during this period and the legitimacy of the Ba'this
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Seleucid
Aug 05, 2013 Seleucid rated it really liked it
Well thought out. I used this book as a blueprint for personal meditation on all that happened in the first decade of this millenium. A decade that started with much promise, but by the end was a clear disappointment.
The many advantages syrian society has accumulated over years of sacrifices, some personally from truuly great people, are discussed in this book. Sadly it's clear that our petty clan loyalties are what won at the end, regressing Syria into its most base form.
We passed a decade of l
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