Over the last thirty years, Hafiz al-Asad has striven to make his country indispensable to any Middle East settlement. Netanyahu's victory, however, and a hardening of U.S. sentiment toward Syria, are threatening to marginalize him. While analyzing Netanyahu's thinking on Syria and Syria's possible responses, the article reviews Asad's years in power and the essential unity of his career. It traces his evolution from the quest for "strategic parity" to the quest for "comprehensive peace," showing how both grew out of the same root: Asad's central aim of "containing" Israel.
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Research Article| October 01 1996
Asad's Regional Strategy and the Challenge from Netanyahu
Journal of Palestine Studies (1996) 26 (1): 27–41.
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Patrick Seale, Linda Butler; Asad's Regional Strategy and the Challenge from Netanyahu. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 October 1996; 26 (1): 27–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2538029
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