These 5 Facts Explain Bashar Assad’s Hold in Syria

(4 more candidates for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district will be found here. – Admin.) By Ian Bremmer 9/22/15 The Syrian dictator remains in power—and he’s not likely to go anywhere More than 4 million Syrians have been displaced by civil war—but Bashar al-Assad isn’t one of them. These five facts explain why Syria’s embattled president will remain in power. 1. Good Friends Assad currently controls 25 percent of Syrian territory, and he’ll hold on to it as if his life depends on it—because it probably does. The territory he … Continue reading