Syria

Assad steps in from the cold, but Syria is still shattered; Ben Hubbard, IT via NYT, 131021

Assad the outcast being sold to the west as key to peace in Middle East: Martin Chulov, The Guardian, Sun 26 Sep 2021

Assad the outcast being sold to the west as key to peace in Middle East

After 10 years of bloodshed, foreign allies are seeking to rehabilitate the Syrian leader

Martin Chulov in Qamishli, Syria. Sun 26 Sep 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/26/assad-the-outcast-being-so...

For almost a decade he was a pariah who struggled to get a meeting abroad or even to assert himself on his visitors. Largely alone in his palace, save for trusted aides, Bashar al-Assad presided over a broken state whose few friends demanded a humiliating price for their protection, and weren’t afraid to show it.

During regular trips to Syria, Vladimir Putin arranged meetings at Russian bases, forcing Assad to trail behind him at functions. Iran too readily imposed its will, often dictating military terms, or sidelining the Syrian leader on decisions that shaped the course of his country.

DENMARK IS WRONG: SYRIA IS ANYTHING BUT SAFE FOR RETURNING REFUGEES; IT, 240421

WAR CRIMES IN SYRIA; LETTER IT, 130421

Syrian war crimes; Letter, IT, 120421

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