Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2015

Syria: Why is Assad Still in Power?  :    Information Clearing House - ICH

Syria: Why is Assad Still in Power?  :    Information Clearing House - ICH

Syria: Why is Assad Still
in Power?



By Edward Dark




April 01, 2015 "ICH"
- "MEE"
-  The Syrian conflict has entered its
fifth year, and Bashar al-Assad is still in
power defiant as ever. In fact, he appears
to be increasingly confident after
weathering the worst of the storm. The
prospects for his removal or his regime’s
collapse now appear increasingly remote
after the US switched priority to defeating
the Islamic State, relegating regime-change
in Syria to the back burner indefinitely.


So why has he survived for so
long in the face of such seemingly
overwhelming odds? Why has he been able to
withstand the major global powers, hostile
neighbours on every border and tens of
thousands of well-armed rebel fighte…