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Dr Chris Phillips, The world abetted Assad’s victory in Syria

4 August 2018

Dr Chris Phillips had an article published in The Atlantic about Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. He writes: “Yet to Assad and his inner circle, who have been playing a long game, it must seem these problems can still be surmounted, even if it takes decades. For them, the war was about survival, and in this sense they have won. Their own cynicism and ruthlessness at home combined with decisive assistance from abroad (whether intentional or not) has allowed them to remain in power.”
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