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Published: 15 May 2015

288 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849044684

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Cycle of Fear

Syria's Alawites in War and Peace

Leon Goldsmith

A Hurst Publication

  • Goldsmith examines how sectarian insecurity obstructs the emergence of genuine political pluralism in the Middle East, taking Syria's Alawites under the Assad dynasty as an example.
  • Timely consideration of how the minority Alawites came to rule Syria
  • Shows how the political behavior of Alawites has long been shaped by the group's insecurity and lack of true integration into society
  • Author is based in the Middle East

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