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September 9, 2007
The Truth about Syria
Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, has a new book out, The Truth About Syria. Frequent contributor Andrew Boston recommends it highly. The book shows how the minority-dominated regime stays in power through exploiting radicalism, anti-Americanism and using Israel as a scapegoat , and why the political and ideological choices it has made cannot be changed if the regime is to be able to survive.