6 books about Syria

Here are six books – a mix of literature, history, and politics – that offer insight into contemporary Syria.

4. Power and Policy in Syria: Intelligence Services, Foreign Relations and Democracy in the Modern Middle East, by Radwan Ziadeh

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In Power and Policy in Syria, Syrian scholar Radwan Ziadeh analyzes the current Syrian government under Bashar al-Asad, the role that Syrian intelligence agencies influence politics and law-making, and the workings of Syrian reform movements, in which he has played an active role. In the continuing aftermath of the Arab spring, this is a pertinent examination of the politics and policies of a country at the center of the tides of change.

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