In the Lion's Den: Inside America's Cold War with Asad's Syria
Vast, inscrutable, unpredictable, Syria has traditionally been the toughest nut to crack in the Middle East peace process. After 9/11 and Damascus' opposition to the War in Iraq, Washington decided it had had enough, and began a quiet campaign against Asad's regime. There were no Western journalists or academics based in Damascus during this period - except for Andrew Tabl...more
Published by I. B. Tauris & Company
(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.