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After Syria's "Great Friday": Al-Jazeera Interview with Bassam Haddad

After Syria's "Great Friday": Al-Jazeera Interview with Bassam Haddad

Al-Jazeera's interview on Syria with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad after the events of "Great Friday" on April 22nd, the bloodiest day that Syria witnessed since the beginning of the uprisings. In this interview, conducted on Saturday April 23rd, Bassam discusses the events as a turning point in the confrontation and the prospects for cohesion on all sides. He also addresses the role of the media, and media wars.

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Haddad Discusses Situation in Syria

Haddad Discusses Situation in Syria

Bassam Haddad discusses the situation in Syria with Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report. Syrian police reportedly opened fire and used tear gas today on thousands of anti-government protesters who occupied a key square in the Syrian city of Homs. More than 10,000 protesters gathered there Monday after funerals for an estimated 25 activists killed over the weekend.

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Haddad Cited in AP News Story

Haddad Cited in AP News Story

A March 25, 2011 AP news story on Syria's protests cites Bassam Haddad, "The start of the protests' outbreak far from the urban centers makes Syria's uprising like Tunisia's, in which protests in the peripheries spread to the cities.... That doesn't necessarily mean the regime is in danger."

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Hadddad on Syria in Bloomberg.com

Hadddad on Syria in Bloomberg.com

The March 26, 2011 news section of Bloomberg.com quotes Bassam Haddad on Syria. “The regime has made a decision based on and in anticipation of further demonstrations that would require repressive measures ....”

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Why Syria is Unlikely to be Next...for Now

Why Syria is Unlikely to be Next...for Now

As millions of Arabs stir their respective countries with demonstrations and slogans of change and transition, certain Arab states have been generally spared, including some oil rich countries and Syria.

Haddad Published by Al-Jazeera

Haddad Published by Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera, an international news source, recently published an opinion piece on the balance of power in the Middle East by Dr. Bassam S. Haddad. Dr. Haddad is the Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University.

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