A book about Syria

Syria in perspective

An attempt to fill the gap between Syria’s reality and its representation

About the book

This book is about the Syrian crisis, both its internal causes and the part played by regional and global powers

It considers the propagandistic and military dimensions of the crisis, suggesting how Syria might evolve. At the heart of this analysis is a key element of Syrian society: its ingrained interconfessional character deriving from the historical presence on its soil of various religious faiths. Powerful minorities have, however, repeatedly applied political and military pressure to force the state to abandon its non-religious and non-discriminatory character. The author’s review of scholarly texts is combined with research in Syria and other countries. He has conducted interviews with religious leaders, NGO personnel, combatants, displaced people and other victims. Among those interviewed is the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, who offers his perspective on the crisis and on the country’s past and future.

This book has been published by Ediciones Complutense (Complutense University of Madrid Press)

The Author

Pablo Sapag

Lecturer and scholar at Madrid Complutense University

He has also lectured at British, European and Latin American universities.

Former journalist and war correspondent for a Spanish TV network

He reported from the Balkans, Afghanistan, the Middle East and other hot spots.

Author of works on Syria and war and the media

He also regularly contributes to international media on world affairs.