Description - Inheriting Syria by Flynt Leverett
Presents a fascinating and authoritative portrait of Syria under the leadership of the Asad dynasty, particularly the strategic legacy bequeathed from Hafez al-Asad to his son Bashar. It draws implications for U.S. policy, offering a bold new strategy for achieving American objectives. The revised edition includes coverage and analysis of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri, the UN investigative report that ensued, and the long-hoped-for Syrian pullout from Lebanon.
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Author Biography - Flynt Leverett
Flynt Leverett is a senior fellow and director of the Global Energy Initiative in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. Most recently, Leverett was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy. He has served as senior director for Middle East affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, and as a senior Middle East analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.