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Sami Moubayed

Damascus, Syria

Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst and historian based in Damascus, Syria. Moubayed is the author of "Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (2000)" and "Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (2006)." He has also authored a biography of Syria's former President Shukri al-Quwatli and currently serves as Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at al-Kalamoun University in Syria. In 2004, he created, the first and online museum of Syrian history. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of FORWARD, the leading English monthly in Syria, and Vice-President of Haykal Media. Close.

Sami Moubayed

Damascus, Syria

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After more than three decades of totalitarian oppression, I am surprised from the answer the author got. I would have expected the answer be the same "Assad is our hero" However, take that the survey had included educated and well read young scholars, it is somehow refreshing to hear this variety of opinions.


I am a Brazilian and although we have a lot of people from Syria and Lebanon(My wife's father was from Syria)and its descendants we know little about Syria. Only the image of a Muslin country that hates west and it is involved in terrorism. But now I know they just people like us here in Brazil.We want better jobs, quality of life, better education. It is unfortunately that Syria is under a dictatorship.Bu t this a thing that the Syrian must solve by theirselfs.


Obama is the exception.

Stand by for a world full of rejectionists who will follow the lead of the American youth in sending the dinasaurs, the fundamentalists, the oligarchs, and the chattering elite living off of the backs of the working class to the history pile where they have belonged for far too long.

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