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President Bashar Al-Assad Needs Our Help!

May 12, 2012

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But, seriously. What kind of self-respecting despot barely customizes the template used by all imperiled leaders who need help moving their funds out of country? He could have at least replaced “my country” with “Syria.” But I guess Assad has lots of other things on his mind, so we can forgive him.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.