Bassam Haddad is director of the Middle East Program at George Mason Univesity and an editor of Middle East Report.
Articles by this Author
|Syria's Curious Dilemma||
Seasoned observers of Syria have learned not to make much of apparent political changes in the country. This lesson holds true today, but with a twist.
|It's Never Time||
“It is our great and historic responsibility,” intoned Egyptian President Husni Mubarak on December 26, 2006, “to achieve the essential goal of developing our democracy and political life, while avoiding drifting into...
|Business as Usual in Syria?||
|The Syrian Regime's Business Backbone||
Nearly one year into the Syrian uprising, with more than 7,500 Syrians dead, the protracted conflict is not very well understood or reported despite a deluge of writings. Most track fast-moving events without pausing for sober analysis of...
|Change and Stasis in Syria||
|My 50 Minutes with Manaf||
During one of my regular visits to Syria, I was with a group of friends at one of the bustling new restaurant-bars that dotted Damascus’ old city, around Bab Touma. Some places were more popular than others, frequented by internationals and...