Syria was once one of the Middle East's most stable states. Today it is a country on its knees. Almost 200,000 people are estimated to have died in its bloody internal conflict and, as the violence intensifies, Syria's future looks bleak. In this timely book, Samer Abboud provides an in-...
- Machine generated contents note:Acknowledgements Maps Introduction Chapter One: The Rise and Fall of the Ba'ath Party Chapter Two: The Syrian Uprising Chapter Three: The Emergence of Armed Opposition Chapter Four: When the World Wades In Chapter Five: Fragmentation Chapter Six: The Humanitarian Crisis Conclusion: Prospects for Resolution Bibliography .