Monocolumn: Syria Revolts: The Sound Of Silence

Monocolumn: Syria Revolts: The Sound Of Silence

Syria has always been considered an island of stability in a sea of Middle Eastern turmoil. So it came to everyone’s surprise earlier this month when isolated groups of Syrians stood up to the authorities.

Monocle
  • 29 march 2011

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Syria has always been considered an island of stability in a sea of Middle Eastern turmoil. At its helm is the Assad family’s Baathist regime, governing the country with an iron fist since 1970 aided by an emergency law and powerful police network.

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