SYRIA (Book)

February 2004
Middle East;Feb2004, Issue 342, p65
This article presents information on the book "Syria," edited by John L. Henriques. With the war in Iraq supposedly over and done with, the U.S. government has placed Syria under its microscope. This new book looks at some of the key issues and provides a much needed background on this small country. A description and analysis of Syria's political, economic, social and national security systems and institutions and the examination of the interrelationships of the system and the ways all these elements are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent and their attitudes toward their social system and political order.


Related Articles

  • A Balanced Force Structure To Achieve a Liberal World Order Owens, Mackubin Thomas // Orbis;Mar2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p307 

    Abstract: In addition to preexisting threats such as the rise of China, the United States now faces a protracted struggle against Islamist terrorists. The military component of the nation''s security strategy requires a balanced force that can be employed across the spectrum of conflict. The...

  • Taking care and taking it easy.  // Budapest Business Journal;3/31/2003, Vol. 11 Issue 16, p17 

    Discusses the results of a poll on the extent to which Hungary's security is affected by the outbreak of hostilities in Iraq in 2003. Realization that terrorists are able to strike anywhere and at any time; Heightened terrorist risk caused by the government's decision to support action against...

  • Customs: Port Closure Rumor 'Bogus'.  // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;3/18/2003, Vol. 185 Issue 55, p13 

    Reports on a rumor that U.S. ports will be closed out of heightened security if there is a war with Iraq in 2003. U.S. Customs Service's statement about the rumor; Customs officials' deployment of cargo-security initiatives designed to prevent terrorism.

  • THE TWO-HEADED BEAST: A WMD-ARMED IRAQ & TERRORISM. Leibstone, Marvin // Naval Forces;2003, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p8 

    Discusses the outcome of a report by the United Nations Security Council on the possible outcomes of a U.S.-led war against Iraq. U.S. conventional-military overmatch capacity more lethal and may cause as many as 500,000 Iraqi deaths within the early weeks of the battle; Probability that Iraq...

  • Security Risk Analysis.  // South Korea Defence & Security Report;Q3 2008, p15 

    The article presents a security risk analysis for South Korea. It notes that the involvement of Korean soldiers in the Iraq war, raised the threat of terrorist violence against both Westerners and Koreans. South Korea's naval capability is strong, but analysts believe that any invasion is likely...

  • Johnny's jihadists. Oakes, Laurie // Bulletin with Newsweek;10/10/2006, Vol. 124 Issue 6541, p18 

    The article informs that a survey finding which states that only 58% of Australians have positive feelings for the U.S. has made Australian Prime Minister John Howard uneasy. Political analysts believe that Howard needs to keep the findings of this survey in mind in the growing debate over...

  • LEARNING THE RIGHT LESSONS FROM IRAQ. Friedman, Benjamin H.; Sapolsky, Harvey M.; Preble, Christopher // USA Today Magazine;May2008, Vol. 136 Issue 2756, p14 

    The article offers insights about the lessons imparted by the war in Iraq. The emerging conventional wisdom holds that success could have been achieved with more troops and cooperation among U.S. government agencies, as well as better counterinsurgency doctrine. To those who share these views,...

  • Issues Facing the U.S. Central Intelligence Community. Siler, Michael J. // PA Times;Feb2004, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p5 

    Focuses on internal professionalism problems and external political pressures faced by the central intelligence community in the U.S. Failure in the poor evaluation of the prewar intelligence on Iraq; Emergence of national and security problems; Bureaucratic conflicts and organizational...

  • Slow Progress. Nordland, Rod // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);4/28/2003 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 141 Issue 17, p22 

    Discusses the conditions in Basra, Iraq. Number of people living in the city, which is largely without power; Discussion of sabotage, perhaps by Baathist sympathizers, and harassment of engineers who are trying to restore power; How the largely Shiite population welcomed the coalition forces;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics