Brent Eng

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A photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes in the town of Douma, Syria, east of Damascus, on April 7. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets/AP)

The recent displacement of civilians and rebel fighters from the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta signals an important victory for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the face of these successes, it is worth remembering that the imminent downfall of Assad’s regime was proclaimed several times since the onset of violence in Syria in late 2011. Each time, Assad defied such predictions. How has his government, which several times looked so close to being toppled, weakened its rivals and ensured its continuity?

In a new article, we argue that a crucial component of the Assad regime’s wartime success has been its strategic use of aerial bombardment.…  Seguir leyendo »