Citations with the tag: SYRIA -- Politics
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// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; Oct2005, p1
Presents information on Syria. Major ethnic groups; Type of government; Gross domestic product in 2004; Natural resources.
// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; Oct2005, p4
Presents information on the government of Syria. Powers of the president; Functions of the National Progressive Front; Judicial system of Syria.
// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; Sep2006, p5
The article provides an overview of the government of Syria in 2006. The constitution vests the Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party with leadership functions in the state and society and provides powers to the president. The party emphasizes socialism and secular Arabism. The National Progressive Front...
// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; Oct2006, p5
The article presents information on the government of Syrian Arab Republic. The Syrian constitution authorizes the Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party with leadership functions in the state and society. The Ba'ath Party emphasizes socialism and secular Arabism. A list of the country's government...
- POLITICAL CONDITIONS.
// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; May2007, p6
The article offers information on the political conditions in Syria. It is indicated that Syria is a republic, but it is in reality an authoritarian regime that exhibits only the forms of a democratic system. The views of the Ba'ath Party, whose primacy in state institutions is assured by the...
// Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition); 4/9/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 1245, p12
The article focuses on the strategic alliance between Syria and Iran. It says that Syria is determined to maintain its alliance with Iran in defiance of Arab and Western pressure. It mentions that the states in Arab Gulf have been apprehensive on the ambitions of Iran to expand its influence in...
- KISSING MARATHON GOES TO SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD.
// New Yorker; 6/10/1974, Vol. 50 Issue 16, p68
An excerpt from a news article published in the "Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus" about Syrian President Havez Assad is presented.
// Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition); 4/10/2010, Vol. 137 Issue 1197, p4
The article reports on the warning of the U.S. against Syria's supplying of Lebanese Shiite military group Hizbullah with advanced weapons.
// Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; 1/26/2012, p2
The article presents information on Syria. Its climate is hot, dry, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters. The estimated population of Syria in 2010 was 22.5 million. This entry also includes information on the country's main cities, ethnic groups, religion, education, workforce, government,...
- Bashar Asad targets the economy.
// MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 7/28/2000, Vol. 44 Issue 30, p2
Reports on Syrian president Bashar Asad's inaugural speech to parliament on July 17, 2000, addressing the need for the country to modernize its economy. Approval for opening up the political system; Reiteration of position regarding peace agreement with Israel; Visitors received by Asad from...
- Military Intervention in Syria: No.
Bennis, Phyllis // Foreign Policy in Focus; 7/31/2012, p3
The article discusses the civil unrest in Syria, which has escalated into militarization and death. The political regime in Syria has carried out brutal acts against civilians, including war crimes. Syria's war is erupting in a region which is still seething in the aftermath of the U.S. war in...
- Political Overview.
Bennis, Phyllis // Syria Defence & Security Report; Q4 2008, p9
The article discusses the political scenario in Syria in the fourth quarter of 2008. It analyzes the possibility of reconciliation with Israel and informs about the long and short-term political risk ratings of the country. It describes the Syrian government's popularity with the public because...
- The `infitah' politics and the failure of political Islam in Syria.
Emadi, Hafizullah // Contemporary Review; Dec98, Vol. 273 Issue 1595, p290
Focuses on the failure of Islamists to topple the dictator of Damascus, Syria Hafiz al-Asad, which is attributed to the Infitah politics by the Damascus region. Information on Infitah politics in Syria; Steps taken by Asad to ensure the continuation of his rule; Challenges to Asad's regime.
- Bleeding Syria.
Shamoo, Adil E. // Foreign Policy in Focus; 8/9/2012, p2
This essay presents an assessment of the political groups, interests and future directions of the Syrian rebels and those supporting the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad. The regime is supported by the Alawites, Christians and middle-class and wealthy Syrians, while the rebels are mostly...
- Clerical Era.
Butters, Andrew Lee // New Republic; 10/2/2006, Vol. 235 Issue 14, p16
The author reports that there is an angry religious sentiment growing in Syria fueled by what natives see as Western atrocities in the Middle East. According to the article, this poses a dilemma for the Syrian Baath regime, and that, surrounded by enemies and facing a restless public, the...
- Syrian Winter?
Butters, Andrew Lee // America; 1/2/2012, Vol. 206 Issue 1, p5
The article presents the author's opinion on the terror among the people of Syria due to the country's President Bashar al-Assad. The author believes that Assad is in problem because he had never been interested in politics but was forced into duty when his older brother died. According to the...
- The New Asad: Dynamics of Continuity and Change in Syria.
Ghadbian, Najib // Middle East Journal; Autumn2001, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p624
Examines the continuity in foreign policy and change in domestic politics by the successor of Syrian President Hafez-al-Asad, his son Bashar Asad. Transition to Bashar; Comparison in terms of performance between the younger Asad with the late Asad; Focus openness in politics and reform of the...
- Al-Qaeda and the Jihadists Join the Battle against the Syrian Regime.
Neriah, Jacques // Jerusalem Issue Briefs; 5/28/2012, Vol. 12 Issue 13, p1
The article focuses on the current political scenario in Syria in context with Al Qaeda, terrorist organization, and Jihadis who joined the battle against the Syrian regime. It informs that the battle in the country has turned into sectarian strife which is led by the Salafists and the Islamic...
Neriah, Jacques // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria; 3/9/2012, p4
The article offers information on the history of Syria. The excavated city of Ebla in northern Syria reveals a Semitic empire that spread from the Red Sea north to Turkey and East to Mesopotamia from 2500 to 2400 B.C. Syria's occupants include Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Arameans,...
- Adib Shishakli And Shukri Al Quwatli.
Honig, Sarah // Outpost; Mar2012, Issue 252, p13
The article focuses on former Syrian presidents Adib Shishakli and Shukri al-Quwatli. It highlights the three coups which occurred during 1949 involving al-Quwatli, Sami Hinnawi, and Shishakli. It notes that the country had 20 governments and four florid constitutions between 1946 and 1956. The...
- Damascus accused of widespread torture.
Honig, Sarah // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 7/6/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 27, p21
The article discusses how the organization Human Rights Watch released a report accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime of torturing political opponents as of July 2012.
- Military Periscope: The Syrian Conundrum.
Poletti, Matthew // Military Periscope Special Reports; 3/28/2012, p1
The article presents information on the revolt against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The conflict has cost the lives of about 8,000 Syrians and displaced 230,000, people. It is stated that the significance of the conflict has broader implications than the survival or overthrow...
- Repression, defiance rises.
Iltis, Tony // Green Left Weekly; 5/18/2011, Issue 879, p16
The article reports on the repression of Syrian government under the regime of President Bashar al-Assad which caused protest and demonstration in several cities in Syria. It says that thousands of people demanding for reforms have been arrested since the start of protest on March 18, 2011. It...
- Staunching Syria's Wounds.
Bello, Walden; Javad Heydarian, Richard // Foreign Policy in Focus; 9/24/2012, p1
The article reports on the Syrian uprising which began on March 15, 2011. An estimated 20,000 civilians have been killed, with some 2.5 million internally displaced. It details the entry of the armed revolution into the cities of Aleppo and Damascus, as both domestic and international parties...
- SYRIA LOOKS FORWARD.
Bello, Walden; Javad Heydarian, Richard // Middle East; Jul/Aug2000, Issue 303, p4
Analyzes changes in Syria's political landscape following the death of Syrian President Hafez Assad. Assad's influence on the appointment of his son, Bashar, to the presidency; Assad's political career; Ties of the country's new president with leaders in the Middle East; Bashar's future role in...
Bello, Walden; Javad Heydarian, Richard // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition); 3/12/2010, Vol. 190 Issue 4808, p10
The article discusses the rejection of Syrian Court of Appeal on the petition of the 12 activists to be released from prison. The activists were jailed for signing the "Damascus Declaration," which was an open petition by Syrian opposition members calling for a peaceful change. Meanwhile, the...
Bello, Walden; Javad Heydarian, Richard // Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition); 10/16/2010, Vol. 137 Issue 1224, p12
The article reports on the role of Syria re-shaping the regional strategy plan of the Middle East. It states that Syria has a role in rekindling peace talks with Israel, the forming the cabinet in Iraq, enhancing cooperation between Arabs, Iranians and Turks. An analyst describes Syria's...
Bello, Walden; Javad Heydarian, Richard // Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition); 7/23/2011, Vol. 141 Issue 1261, p8
The article reports on the national dialogue held in Damascus, Syria on July 10, 2011, which was hailed by Syrian officials as an event towards democracy. It mentions that the dialogue has called for the release of all political detainees in the country and recommended a multi-party system as...
- Syria Crisis Could Redraw Middle East Map.
Gvosdev, Nikolas // WPR Subset; 9/21/2012, p1
The article focuses on the possible crisis in Syria that could result from the U.S. Policy in the region and other actions of other governments. It explores the possible impact if the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad collapse. It mentions that if Syria collapse, it could also be a sign...
- X-rated politics in Damascus.
Stanglin, Douglas; Makovsky, David; Walsh, Kenneth T.; Omestad, Thomas; Ahmad, Shaheena; Whitelaw, Kevin; Auster, Bruce B. // U.S. News & World Report; 02/02/98, Vol. 124 Issue 4, p11
Notes the expectations that Syrian President Hafez Assad will make major changes in his cabinet soon. Three cabinet members videotaped with prostitutes by the secret police, the Mukhabarat; Role of secret police in Syria.
- Syrian stalemate?
Stanglin, Douglas; Makovsky, David; Walsh, Kenneth T.; Omestad, Thomas; Ahmad, Shaheena; Whitelaw, Kevin; Auster, Bruce B. // Middle East; Nov2011, Issue 427, p18
The article reports on various recent political developments in Syria. The Syrian regime and the protest movement are hanging on as there is no let-up in the nationwide protests apparent. The Syrian regime's efforts to suppress the uprising had cost it 2 billion dollars to last August. However,...
- INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN SYRIA: POLITICS, ETHICS AND MISCOMMUNICATION.
Ali-Dib, Edith Szanto // Political Theology; Jan2008, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p93
In Syria, interfaith dialogue constitutes a public practice that speaks to ethical, social and political imaginaries. As an official practice, it helps to provide the regime with religious legitimacy, though unofficially it often functions as a euphemism for missionary efforts. On a more...
- OPPOSITION THREATENS TO BREAK SYRIAN REGIME.
Ali-Dib, Edith Szanto // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition); 4/27/2011, Vol. 198 Issue 5080, p1
The article reports on the threat of revolution imposed by the political opposition in Syria if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not lead the country into democracy.
- Are Syria's people owed America's protection?
Silverman, Jared // New Jersey Jewish News; 2/16/2012, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p18
The author discusses the "Right to Protect" (R2P) policy of U.S. President Barack Obama and its use in defending Syria against the President Bashar Assad's government.
Silverman, Jared // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition); 9/26/2011, Vol. 199 Issue 5182, p7
The article reports on the political condition of Syria. It mentions that 14 soldiers and captains of the General Body for the Syrian Revolution separated from the army in Latakia. It mentions the protests conducted by activists in relation to the death of Zeinab al-Hosni, the first women who...
- The Syrian Crisis Needs a Political Solution.
Heydarian, Richard Javad // Foreign Policy in Focus; 3/30/2012, p4
The article emphasizes the need for a political solution to the internal violent conflict in Syria. It reveals that more than 7,000 people have been killed in the ongoing clashes between security forces and the armed opposition. The international community has been struggling to develop and...
- Civil war threat as outside forces push both sides to more violence.
Iltis, Tony // Green Left Weekly; 6/6/2012, Issue 925, p23
The article presents information on the Syrian uprising under the regime of Syia's President Bashar al-Assad. It informs that the causes of the uprising include opposition to a brutal dictatorship and the western-endorsed economic policies. Also the findings of the Syrian government's inquiry...
- The Real Metric for Syria Is Russia's Realpolitik.
Quinones, Michael // Foreign Policy in Focus; 7/16/2012, p4
The article discusses the defection of Manaf Tlass, a former top member of the military and buddy of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The defection is reportedly damaging and embarrassing for the Damascus government as it encourages other Sunni defections. According to the article, the...
- Peace in Syria will stop the boats.
Mullins, Michael // Eureka Street; 7/1/2011, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p24
The author reflects on the preference of most Syrians for peace or national unity than democracy. He states that national unity is a greater prize in countries like Syria that are made up of many ethnic and religious groups. He mentions the need of the Western nations to focus their energies on...
Mullins, Michael // Political Risk Yearbook: Syria Country Report; 1/ 1/2013, preceding pU-1
The article provides information on the political and economic forecast for Syria for August 2012. It includes topics such as political regime scenarios, forecasts of risk to international business, and the climate for investment and trade. Also discussed are social conditions, political...
- Country Update.
Mullins, Michael // Political Risk Yearbook: Syria Country Report; 1/ 1/2013, pU-1
The article provides an overview of political and economic conditions in Syria in August 2012. The state of the ongoing battle between rebels and the government is reported as well as its implications. Factors that are likely to contribute to an economic collapse are discussed. Statistics on the...
- Damascus appoints prime minister.
ROSCOE, ANDREW // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest; 6/8/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 23, p19
The article discusses how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appointed former agriculture minister Riyad Hijab to prime minister of the government as of June 6, 2012.
- Is a Desperate Assad Lashing Out With Chemical Weapons?
Garvey, Leslie // Foreign Policy in Focus; 3/28/2013, p2
The article reports on the conflict between the Syrian government and the opposition about using chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal, a village in Aleppo province, where 16 people were killed instantly. The attacks have prompted the United Nations (UN) to initiate an official investigation into...
- Chemical Weapon Use in Syria Could Trigger Intervention.
Garvey, Leslie // Foreign Policy in Focus; 4/22/2013, p1
The article discusses the refusal of the Syrian government to allow a United Nations (UN) mission to investigate alleged chemical attacks in the village of Khan al-Assal which resulted to the death of 31 people. The Syrian government withdrew its initial request for the U.N. to conduct an...
- NO CONSCRIPTS FOR THE NIZÂM.
VROLIJK, Arnoud // Journal of Turkish Studies; 2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p311
An essay is presented which recounts on the events took place during the year 1850 in Aleppo, Syria as reflected in Syrian and Dutch Archives. It recounts on the event took place during the Kurban Bayram in October 16, 1850 wherein Muslims populace of Aleppo rose against the Syrian government....
- DIARY - Political and General News Events.
VROLIJK, Arnoud // Journal of Turkish Weekly; 12/20/2010, p2
Three events in Ankara, Turkey that will be covered by the English News Desk of the "Anadolu Agency" news service on December 20, 2010 are a meeting of Turkey's Council of Ministers chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Erdogan's meeting with Syria's Prime...
VROLIJK, Arnoud // Art AsiaPacific; 2008 Almanac, p260
The article focuses on the country of Syria and its art. The government's policy on art is discussed, including an incident between the artist Issa Touma and his work with artistic photography. Touma's endeavors to promote art in the county are described and various galleries are mentioned,...
- SYRIA AND DIALOGUE.
VROLIJK, Arnoud // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition); 7/12/2011, Vol. 198 Issue 5130, p14
The article focuses on the two-day national dialogue conference held by Syrian authorities in July 2011 to introduce reforms, such as economic and political, following the four months of political unrest in the country and the condemnation by opposition factions on this conference.
- CIA: The World Factbook: Syria.
VROLIJK, Arnoud // CIA World Fact Book; 2006, p237
The article presents an encyclopedia entry for Syria. The country is located in the Middle East. France administered Syria until its independence in 1946. The country lacked political stability and experienced a series of military coups during its first decades. Syria united with Egypt in...
- Unfinished Morass.
Schindler, Sol // American Diplomacy; 2/20/2013, p1
The article presents the author's insights on the position where the U.S. must stand in the face the developments in Syria. The author mentions that the recognition of a crypto-fascist Islamist from a moderate, liberal-leaning secularist is difficult in Syria. She adds that the position of the...