Volker Perthes


Volker Perthes is director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) and executive chairman of its board.

Articles by this Author
Syrian Regional Policy Under Bashar al-Asad

Points of Difference, Cases for Cooperation

In discussions between American and European scholars about Western policies towards the Middle East -- an issue of increasing importance for trans-Atlantic relations -- Europeans are often asked to explain why their policymakers and pundits...

Myths and Money

“The price of prosperity has already been paid,” read an ad that Lebanon’s Investment Development Authority ran in the summer of 1996. “Now is the time to harvest.” The ad also mentioned, euphemistically, that the...

Syrian Involvement in Lebanon

Syria's Parliamentary Elections

On May 22 and 23, 1990, Syrian voters were called to the polls to elect a new parliament, the fifth People’s Council (Majlis al-Sha‘b) since Hafiz al-Asad came to power in 1970. The new Majlis would consist of a total of 250 instead...

The Bourgeoisie and the Baath