Arab Affairs: A dictator’s dilemma

23.04.2011                      19.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 3; Tag 4 des Omer


Arab Affairs: A dictator's dilemma

Although he ostensibly rescinded the reviled emergency laws this week, Syrian President Bashar Assad continues to enforce them.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's decision this week to rescind emergency laws in place for 48 years and to abolish the state security court was less significant than it sounds. Syria is, to put it mildly, not a place where the rule of law is in effect.
Any change in the written form of the law will thus not impact the essential process by which power is held….