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Assad Family

'A Merciless Butcher'

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — He is hardly ever photographed or even quoted in Syria's media. Wrapped in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad's younger br...

Assad's Family: The Unrecognized Nuances and the Politics

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Not a politician by nature, the current president of Syria never aspired to be involved in politics. His brother Bassel Al-Assad however, was being groomed to become his father's successor.

Assad's Wife, Children Make Rare Public Appearance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and his children have made a rare public appearance at a charity fund-raiser in Damascus for mothers of soldie...

UN Envoy: 40 Years Of Assad Family Rule Is 'Too Long'

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon and Peter Graff BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrians believe 40 years of Assad family rule is too long, the internationa...

At Home With The Assads

The Guardian | Nour Ali, Esther Addley | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

It is evening, and in a large house in a leafy, upmarket district of Damascus, a trio of siblings have gathered in the home of their mother, Anisa Mak...

U.S. and Syria: How to Intervene Correctly

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It may be that the Obama Administration conducted itself clumsily and slowly with regard to Syria, but military intervention has never been an option, and what is the policy now is the one realistic course of action open for the U.S., therefore the correct one.