13 Aug
Assad’s Alawites run out of options  |  Sydney Morning Herald
By Paul McGeough
The dilemma for Syria’s Alawites is acute. Do they go off a cliff with their fellow believer Bashar al-Assad, or can they retreat to safe ground from which to negotiate an alternative future once the dictator President has been swept away?
Numbering just 2 million, they are snared in a historic trap - now being sprung by the Arab Spring.
FULL ARTICLE (Sydney Morning Herald)
Photo: Freedom House/Flickr

Assad’s Alawites run out of options  |  Sydney Morning Herald

By Paul McGeough

The dilemma for Syria’s Alawites is acute. Do they go off a cliff with their fellow believer Bashar al-Assad, or can they retreat to safe ground from which to negotiate an alternative future once the dictator President has been swept away?

Numbering just 2 million, they are snared in a historic trap - now being sprung by the Arab Spring.

FULL ARTICLE (Sydney Morning Herald)

Photo: Freedom House/Flickr

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