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Analysis, Violence in Syria

Analysis: Assessing Assad: Calculating Despot or Crazy Tyrant?


The assessments of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following his interview with Barbara Walters in early December all strike a common theme. Assad appeared to be “utterly disconnected with the reality that’s going on in his country.” But is it Assad who is out of touch with reality? Or is it us?

Foreign Policy, United States

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