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Welcome to the archives of Syria Deeply. While we paused regular publication of the site on May 15, 2018, and transitioned some of our coverage to Peacebuilding Deeply, we are happy to serve as an ongoing public resource on the Syrian conflict. We hope you’ll enjoy the reporting and analysis that was produced by our dedicated community of editors contributors.

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The Regime

For more than four decades, power in Syria has been concentrated around the Baath party and the Assad family’s inner circle.

Over the course of the revolution, the circle has tightened to a core of Assad family members and staunch loyalists in the military, security, and intelligence establishment. From a round of research and interviews, these seem to be the most relevant players, the key people running the regime as it battles the revolution :


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