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Maher Assad

Syria: Who's Really in Charge?

Jerrold Post | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Jerrold Post

Bashar was pushed into his leadership position because his older brother, the initially designated choice to carry on the family torch, died before he was able to fulfill his father's dreams of glory.

Reports: Assad's Brother Lost Leg In July Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's feared brother Maher lost a leg in a bomb attack on the Syrian...

Who Is Who In Assad's Inner Circle

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

(Reuters) - As fighting rages in Damascus, and the Assad family that has ruled Syria for four decades struggles for its life against a growing rebelli...

Bashar al-Assad: Can the Dictator Dictate?

James Denselow | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
James Denselow

Focusing on whether or not Assad is a reformer is increasingly irrelevant. Syria has been shown to possess a paper dictator whose pleas have collapsed alongside the country's economy.

Reporting Syria: 1984 and Tass All Over Again

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It seems that time is running out for Syrian President Bashar Assad, and with it also the self-denial about what really is happening in the country that has always prided itself as the Heart of Arabism.