Boekworc discussie over Syria, naar aanleiding van 'Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria', een boek van oud-diplomaat Nikolaos van Dam.
Over het boek
"Dr. Nikolaos van Dam is one of the foremost foreign experts on Syria, who is well known through his book The Struggle for Power in Syria (also published in Arabic). He was Special Envoy of the Netherlands for Syria, Ambassador in Indonesia, Germany, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, and served as a diplomat in Libya, Lebanon and Jordan, also covering the Palestinian Occupied Territories of 1967. ...The book notes that the Western and Arab fixation on the departure of President Bashar al-Asad constituted a serious obstacle to helping find a solution to the conflict. Demanding as a precondition that al-Asad should be excluded from any role in Syria’s political future and that he should be court-martialled (meaning in practice being sentenced to death), blocked any possibility for serious negotiations. After all, al-Asad was in power in most of Syria, not the opposition or foreign countries. ...The author emphasizes that even after more than half a decade of bloody war, and well over 400,000 dead, many Western and Arab politicians still tend to be blinded by wishful thinking, as a result of which they generally keep approaching the conflict in Syria from the supposedly moral high ground." Review by Al-Dustur
'Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria'
Nikolaos van Dam | 2017 | Uitgeverij I.B. Tauris & Co.
BoekWorc: 'Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria'
- door Nikolaos van Dam
donderdag 5 september 2019 | 14:00 uur in Amsterdam
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