Syria After Assad Syrian President Hafez Assad, the 'Lion of Damascus' who ruled for thirty years, died on Saturday. Assad's son Bashar, long groomed to lead the country, has already been nominated to succeed him. Less certain is how Bashar will deal with the challenges his father left him: namely, regaining the Golan Heights and making Syria into a modern technological nation. Join Juan Williams and guests to discuss how Hafez Assad's death will affect Syria and the peace process in the Middle East.

Syria After Assad

Syria After Assad

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Syrian President Hafez Assad, the 'Lion of Damascus' who ruled for thirty years, died on Saturday. Assad's son Bashar, long groomed to lead the country, has already been nominated to succeed him. Less certain is how Bashar will deal with the challenges his father left him: namely, regaining the Golan Heights and making Syria into a modern technological nation. Join Juan Williams and guests to discuss how Hafez Assad's death will affect Syria and the peace process in the Middle East.