Category Syria

CHARLES GLASS: THE BREAKUP OF SYRIA AND THE DEATH OF PLURALISM

I edited Charles Glass’s latest book, Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring. It features the same distinctive blend of historical sweep and brilliant reporting on display in the talk above. You can pick up a copy here.

“D—d if my remedy hasn’t killed him!”

The mosaic of cultures that made for Syria’s richness is being lost. The rebels calculated that, as in Libya, NATO would ensure their swift victory. The US decided that the regime was so unpopular that the rebels would overthrow it without NATO help. Both were wrong. Yet neither is taking the obvious alternative to the […]

SYRIA BURNING

I had the pleasure to work on Charles Glass’s new book on the Syrian civil war, Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring, which is now for sale at the OR Books website. As might be expected, the often catastrophic unpredictability of revolutions, especially armed revolutions, is a theme running through the […]