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Mohamad Bazzi

Mohamad Bazzi is a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bashar al-Assad

Mohamad Bazzi, 2 June 2011

Bashar al-Assad has many enemies outside his own country, but none of them wants him to lose power. He appears to have gained the upper hand against a two-month-old popular uprising, ensuring the survival of the Baathist regime and, for now, defusing the most serious challenge to his family’s rule since the 1980s. He has used brute force – there have been mass arrests, towns and...

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