Why Tehran Won't Abandon Assad(ism)

@article{Milani2013WhyTW,
  title={Why Tehran Won't Abandon Assad(ism)},
  author={Mohsen M. Milani},
  journal={The Washington Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={79 - 93}
}
When the Arab Spring reached the Mediterranean shores of Syria in early 2011, there was an ephemeral exuberance that Bashar Assad’s dictatorship would be replaced with a democratic order. Today, Syria has descended into an existential civil war among religious sects and ethnic communities. The country has transformed into a battleground for a proxy war among regional and global powers that pursue irreconcilable objectives. Balkanization of Syria appears underway as the government, the Kurds… Expand

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