In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria

In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria

Andrew Tabler


A key participant and an unrelenting quandary within the center East peace strategy, Syria has lengthy been a thorn in Washington's aspect by way of forging strategic alliances with powers within the area. yet basically after the occasions of 9-11 and Damascus's staunch competition to the conflict in Iraq did the U.S. executive commence a crusade to strain President Bashar al-Asad's regime to alter its guidelines and produce Syria into the Western political orbit.

Author Andrew Tabler used to be either a witness to and player within the occasions of this covert clash. No different Western newshounds or lecturers have been dependent in Damascus in this whole interval, and as co-founder of what used to be then Syria's purely English-language ebook, Tabler was once not just watched and censored, yet courted via the Syrian govt in an try and impression his tales to the overseas group. He received certain entry to the higher echelons of energy like no different journalist earlier than him, even accompanying the Syrian president on a nation stopover at to China.

In the Lion's Den presents an extraordinary glimpse into the machinations of 1 of the world's such a lot baffling political structures. The booklet vividly captures Tabler's behind-the-scenes reports in addition to the tale of Syria itself post-9/11 and Washington's makes an attempt to craft a "New heart East." Tabler's astute political research of the goings-on round him is seamlessly interwoven with a devastating critique of U.S. international coverage. He examines the results of the the Bush adminstration's process, asking what went incorrect, what went correct, and the place Washington must move from right here to accommodate this risky center japanese country.

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