Syria Under Bashar Al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change
Volkr PerthersISBN: 0198567502;
Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000. While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening which he himself ahs created, Syria is clearly undergoing a process of change. This book provides a detailed examination of economic and political change in Syria and Syria's position in the Middle East. The author has a wide and in-depth knowledge of Syria, which has been gained from first-hand experience of its political scene and demonstrated in his previously published works.