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Flynt Leverett, a senior fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute at the time of writing Inheriting Syria Brookings, , has focused in the book on the dilemma of Syria's regional power. On the one hand, Syria is not endowed with great wealth, natural resources, or social cohesion. On the other hand, Syria both perceives itself and is perceived by others as a keystone to regional peace and security. To purchase this book click here.
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Members User:. The death of Hafiz al-Assad in June ended what may well have been the longest "reign" 30 years of anyone in Damascus since the rise of Islam. Only one Umayyad caliph lasted more than 20 years, and the most time any leader stayed at the top during independent Syria's stormy saga from the s to was fewer than five years.
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Clearly, the father managed to put together a durable system. Is the son continuing in the same vein, or is he, in the Mafia metaphor proposed by Leverett, the son of Don Corleone who wants to make the family business legitimate? After surveying the last five years, Leverett concedes that "the jury is still out about Bashar's gradualist approach to internal reform.
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