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Protest against the Assad regime in Jerusalem (photo: EPA/ABIR SULTAN)

The Syrian Uprising

Assad Will Fall, But What Will Follow?

The Syrian author Rafik Schami is convinced that the 40-year-old dictatorship in Syria is approaching its end, and that there is no going back for the Syrian people. Nevertheless, he is concerned that freedom, once achieved, will only be of short duration. In this essay, Schami calls on the West to support the democratic opposition and on his compatriots to espouse reconciliationMore