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Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria Focusing on the similarities and dif. First off the author has a strong bias in who he thinks is in the wrong here so take some of what he says with a grain of salt But having said that this is a fairly readable summary of the history and background of the current rebellion This situation is much complex than the other Arab Spring countries an obvious and probably accurate analogy is Yugoslovia when it broke up in the early 90s There are centuries old conflicts in Syria between the various factions of Sunni Shia Alawites Druze etc These also impact the intrusion of outside parties like Iran Iran does not want the Sunnis to gain power So worth reading to understand as much as possible what is going on in Syria Unfortunately it does not come across as anything that will end soon or well

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The Syrian Rebellion

Orce clashed with an immovable object the regime versus people who conuered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruel. not exactly fresh on content but beautifully written and includes the writers interesting perspective on a number of things related to Syria s history and how it ties to the 2011 uprising Its only in the tenth chapter where the author engages some of the oppositional figures and not just narrate his views though readings of the media and history political books on Syria

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Ferences in skills between former dictator Hafez al Assad and his successor son Bashar Ajami explains how an irresistible f. The author definitely has a bias HOWEVER provides an informative timeline and facets of the Syrian conflict that have resulted in the ongoing civil war


10 thoughts on “The Syrian Rebellion

  1. says:

    I think the book came out too soon It seemed like a large op ed than an actual scholarly work There are no footnotes included Those who are inte

  2. says:

    First off the author has a strong bias in who he thinks is in the wrong here so take some of what he says with a grain of salt But having said that this is a fairly readable summary of the history and background of the current rebellion This situation is much complex than the other Arab Spring countries an obvious and probably accurate analogy is Yugoslovia when it broke up in the early 90s There are centuries old conf

  3. says:

    Ajami is a neocon dirt bag but also a thoughtful and elouent writer This is a short book but every page is fill

  4. says:

    The author definitely has a bias HOWEVER provides an informative timeline and facets of the Syrian conflict that have resulted in the ongoing civil war

  5. says:

    France carved Lebanon out of Syria They created a country for the Maronite Christians of Mount Lebanon The French included Tripoli as part of Lebanon but it had few Maronite Christians and perhaps should have remained as part of Syria The French also excised Alexandretta and Antioch from Syria and gave them to Turkey Jordan was also carved

  6. says:

    Not uite what I was hoping for in that it's mostly focused on the current well as of a year ago conflict rather than the background Very much a first draft of history Still the early chapters help give an overview of who against wh

  7. says:

    not exactly fresh on content but beautifully written and includes the writers interesting perspective on a number of things related to Syria's history and how it ties to the 2011 uprising Its only in the tenth chapter where the author engages some of the oppositional figures and not just narrate his views though readings of the med

  8. says:

    More enlightenment information and beautiful writing on each pase of this slender book than in most books on the middle east Ajami who is a Shia from Lebanon leaves the reader understanding the place of the religio

  9. says:

    Ajami tells the complicated tale of how Hafez al Assad father of the current President Bashar al Assad came to power through eliminating rivals

  10. says:

    This is an excellent and concise overview of the nightmare situation in Syria Ajami diligently tracks the path to crisis and civil war focussing on the sectarian leaders who have defied the nationalist agenda of Bashar Assad and detailing the cruelty and total disregard for human life that has been employed by army loyalists and free Syria fighters alike in the crack down Halfway through the book it becomes very clear t