A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bashar at Ten

Bashar al-Asad is marking ten years as President of Syria. His survival no doubt comes as a surprise for some (including some family members), but the anniversary is naturally provoking a number of assessments and summing ups. Gett5ing the most attention is probably Human Rights Watch's A Wasted Decade on the human rights record. The title seems to sum it up.

And here's a BBC retrospective on the anniversary. (Link was missing for a while. Sorry.)

More later: a busy day.


Anonymous said...

There's no link to the BBC retrospective.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Oops. Sorry. Fixed now.