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The Syrian Army: Between the Domestic and the External Fronts

  title={The Syrian Army: Between the Domestic and the External Fronts},
  author={Eyal Zisser},
  • Eyal Zisser
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • The Syrian army lost political power during the regime of President Hafiz al-Asad as that former officer knew how to control the armed forces. The transition to his son and successor, Bashar alAsad, again raises the question of military influence in the government. This article reviews the relationship between government and army, focusing on the control mechanisms used by the regime, and analyzes how this situation might change under a news leadership that lacks the kind of military experience… CONTINUE READING
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