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The New Lion of Damascus: A Social Transformation: Bashar Al Asad and Modern Syria David W. Lesch

The New Lion of Damascus: A Social Transformation: Bashar Al Asad and Modern Syria

David W. Lesch

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Is Syria a rogue state? How important is it to the fates of Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Lebanon? This is the inside story. David Lesch has had unique and extraordinary access to Syrias president, his circle, and his family. At a critical juncture inMoreIs Syria a rogue state? How important is it to the fates of Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Lebanon? This is the inside story. David Lesch has had unique and extraordinary access to Syrias president, his circle, and his family. At a critical juncture in the history of the Middle East this is the essential account of contemporary Syria and its enigmatic leader. Bashar al-Asad succeeded his father, Hafiz al-Asad, as Syrian president in 2000. Inheriting a worn-down dictatorship, he soon encountered momentous regional and international issues involving the global war on terror and the growth of democracy in the Middle East. While Bashar seeks a seamless integration into a changing political environment, many in Syria fear the loss of the political and economic power they enjoyed during the reign of Hafiz al-Asad. David Leschs account of contemporary Syria and its leader is vital to an understanding of Syrias current place in the world, its past, present, and future. The fate of Syria says much about what type of Middle East is emerging, and that fate is very much tied to Syrias young ophthalmologist-turned-president, Bashar al-Asad.