Title

Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In this timely book, David Lesch-one of the only Westerners well acquainted with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad-sheds new light on the ophthalmologist-turned-tyrant and how his regime has failed his country. For this updated edition, Lesch has added an epilogue that discusses the formation of the Syrian Coalition; the use of chemical weapons; whether or not outside nations should intervene; Al-Qaeda and Jihadist groups in Syria; the lessons of Iraq; the Geneva Communique plan for the country's future; and the ongoing human cost of the Syrian conflict.

Publisher

Yale University Press

City

New Haven, CT

ISBN

9780300186512, 9780300197228

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