“”Inheriting Syria”” in the Modern Age

Flynt L. Leverett
Flynt L. Leverett Senior Fellow, The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings

March 31, 2005

In an interview with Terry Gross, Flynt Leverett talks about his new book Inheriting Syria: Bashar’s Trial By Fire, which examines Bashar al-Assad’s rule of Syria after following his father as the country’s leader. Leverett also speaks about the current developments and potential drastic changes in the region, as Syria is prodded to withdraw its troops—and influence—from neighboring Lebanon.

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