Bouthaina Shaaban, Assad's discreet regional relations-builder

While the delicate task of working towards Syria's reconciliation with its neighbours in the Middle East is in the hands of his intelligence chiefs, Bashar al-Assad has also sought help from prominent figures of his father's old guard. One such adviser is Bouthaina Shaaban, who is close to his wife Asma al-Assad. [...]
Published on 23.05.2023 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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