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The Resource The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria, David W. Lesch

The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria, David W. Lesch

Label
The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria
Title
The new lion of Damascus
Title remainder
Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria
Statement of responsibility
David W. Lesch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is Syria a rogue state? How important is it to the fates of Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Lebanon? This is the inside story. David Lesch has had unique and extraordinary access to Syria's president, his circle, and his family. At a critical juncture in the history of the Middle East this is the essential account of contemporary Syria and its enigmatic leader." "Bashar al-Asad succeeded his father, Hafiz al-Asad, as Syrian president in 2000. Inheriting a worn-down dictatorship, he soon encountered momentous regional and international issues involving the global war on terror and the growth of democracy in the Middle East. While Bashar seeks a seamless integration into a changing political environment, many in Syria fear the loss of the political and economic power they enjoyed during the reign of Hafiz al-Asad." "David Lesch's account of contemporary Syria and its leader is vital to an understanding of Syria's current place in the world, its past, present, and future. The fate of Syria says much about what type of Middle East is emerging, and that fate is very much tied to Syria's young ophthalmologist-turned-president, Bashar al-Asad."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lesch, David W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Asad, Baššār al
  • Syria
  • Syrie
  • Politics and government
  • Syria
  • Politik
  • Syrien
Label
The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria, David W. Lesch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two phone calls -- The Asads of Syria -- Syria in the Middle East -- From eye doctor to heir apparent -- Seasons in Damascus -- The "rogue state" and the United States -- A "strategic choice for peace" -- Syria is not Iraq -- "The raw material is the brain" -- The man
Control code
ocn884499489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300143591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q9xj5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884499489
Label
The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria, David W. Lesch
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two phone calls -- The Asads of Syria -- Syria in the Middle East -- From eye doctor to heir apparent -- Seasons in Damascus -- The "rogue state" and the United States -- A "strategic choice for peace" -- Syria is not Iraq -- "The raw material is the brain" -- The man
Control code
ocn884499489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300143591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q9xj5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884499489

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