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  • September 01, 2013|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    The Failure of U.S. Policy toward Damascus

    The failure of the Bush and the Obama administrations to topple Syria's president Bashar al-Assad goes a long way to explaining Washington's declining Middle Eastern position. United by a distinct lack of vision, as opposed to hopes and wishful...

  • March 01, 2013|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Can Assad's Syria Survive Revolution?

    The outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 surprised many people. Until that time, it seemed that the 40-year reign of the Assad dynasty, at first under its founder, Hafiz, and then under his son and heir, Bashar, had succeeded in turning...

  • January 01, 2009|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Nasrallah's Defeat in the 2006 War

    On the night of February 12, 2008, a car bomb in Damascus killed Imad Mughniyeh, the head of Hezbollah's military wing. The assassination shattered the legend of Hezbollah's invincibility. Intelligence services of at least forty countries had pursued

  • June 01, 2008|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    An Israeli Watershed: Strike on Syria

    On the morning of September 6, 2007, Israel Air Force (IAF) planes penetrated deep into Syrian airspace and attacked a nuclear facility near the town of Dayr al-Zur in the northeastern part of the country. In an almost unprecedented fashion, the...

  • January 01, 2008|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Where Is Bashar al-Assad Heading?

  • September 01, 2006|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Bashar al-Assad's Gamble

  • June 01, 2003|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Syria and the United States: Bad Habits Die Hard

    Ever since Bashar al-Assad succeeded his father as president of Syria in June 2000, he has not ceased to disappoint those who pinned great expectations on him. At home, Bashar led the campaign against the reformist camp, bringing an end to the

  • January 01, 2003|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Does Bashar al-Assad Rule Syria?

    Bashar al-Assad's ascent to power following the death of his father, Hafiz al-Assad, on June 10, 2000, surprised no one. It had been an open secret in Syria for some years that this was Hafiz al-Assad's wish.[1] Nevertheless, President...

  • September 01, 2002|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    The Return of Hizbullah

    In early April 2002, Israel and Hizbullah seemed to be on the brink of war. Hizbullah had stepped up its military operations against Israeli targets, both military and civilian, along the border, creating a situation that Israel could tolerate no...

  • June 01, 2001|Eyal ZisserMiddle East Quarterly

    Asad's Legacy: Syria in Transition

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