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Elections in Syria: Forgetting Old Resentments?

Will Bashar al-Assad be able to rebuild the country and deliver it from chaos? In the presidential elections on May 26, Bashar al-Assad won more than 95% of the votes. According to the current constitution, this term will be the last for the president. But in the next seven years of Bashar al-Assad’s rule, the constitution may change, and it is far from certain that ...


Assad’s Victory – stabilization or a new round of crisis?

Interview with Aleksei Sarabyev The Syrian presidential elections were held on June 3, 2014, with Bashar al-Assad emerging victorious. Aleksei Sarabyev , head of the Information and Publishing Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, talks to RIAC about how this will affect the internal political situation ...


Syria: What's Next?

... of Bashar al-Assad for those who recognize it, and serve as a bone of contention for those who consider his rule illegitimate. There is nothing contradictory in the fact that, as Russian officials have stated, while Moscow does not personally support Bashar al-Assad, it does support the elections going forth with his participation. This line of argument, in respect to the elections, is held by Russia and its allies (as far as can be judged) because it will preserve Syrian governmental institutions and prevent the formation of a legal ...


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