Tracking the “Arab Spring”: Syria and the Future of Authoritarianism

Issue Date October 2013
Volume 24
Issue 4
Page Numbers 59-73
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The Assad regime has been adapting to the new challenges posed by mass uprisings through a process of “authoritarian learning,” and at least some of its methods are being applied elsewhere in the region.

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Steven Heydemann is vice-president of the Center for Applied Research on Conflict at the U.S. Institute of Peace and adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University.

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