President Bashar Assad: His Inner Circle And His Options


Amb. Frederic Hof, senior fellow, Atlantic Council
Deborah Amos, foreign correspondent, NPR
Andrew Tabler, senior fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The United Nations released statistics estimating that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011. In his first public appearance in six months, President Bashar Assad addressed a crowd of supporters in Damascus Sunday to outline new structural reforms within the government.



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