The Truth about Syria

The Truth about Syria

by Barry Rubin
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The Truth about Syria by Barry Rubin

With its mix of competing religious and ethnic groups, radical ideologies, and ferocious political repression, the growing tension surrounding Syria presents an increasingly serious problem for the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. Yet surprisingly, very little is known about this country and its role in shaping the destiny of the region. This bold investigation looks at how the country has become a powder keg and offers an insightful analysis of recent developments.

About the Author:
Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and author of The Long War for Freedom, Yasir Arafat, The Tragedy of the Middle East, and Hating America

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044329317
Publisher: Barry Rubin
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 86,421
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and author of The Long War for Freedom; Yasir Arafat; The Tragedy of the Middle East; and Hating America. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, and many other publications. He is the editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal.

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Truth about Syria 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lengthy read and oftentimes repetitve, yet I learned a lot and it is an appropriate time to read it given what's going on in the world today. Highly recommed it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw the title I was hoping for the truth, but didn't really find it here. The book is completely one sided, and I have found many of the analogies used in this book are also used in THE NEW LION OF DAMASCUS. One of which was comparing the Assad family to the Corleone family from the Godfather movies. I wanted to stop reading this book after the first chapter, but I carried on and finished it out. If you would like to read this book buy it as well as the previous mentioned book. I didnt care for the presentation or some of the content that I wanted a source for that was not present, so I am not sure where it came from and can not check for myself.
rETIREDTEACHERTG More than 1 year ago
A book about a sickening, depraved people who are hopeless. If you ever think they will change, you are being foolish. Syria is a combination of the Natzis, Communism and a dictatorship that has lasted for centuries. Their concept of the truth is laughable much like Iran!Their government reminds me of the Romans. Armed soldiers are not allowed in the city of Damascus much like armed Roman soldiers were not allowed in Rome. Bashar Assad fears his own people! They were the first Arabic nation to have Mein Kampf tranlated into Arabic. They worship Hitler.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ah! But Yes! I choose this book!