About The Authors

Mordechai Kedar

Dr. Kedar is an assistant professor in the department of Arabic and Middle East studies and a research associate with the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, both at Bar Ilan University, Israel. He is the author of Asad in Search of Legitimacy: Message and Rhetoric in the Syrian Press under Hafiz and Bashar (Sussex) and numerous articles.

David Yerushalmi

Mr. Yerushalmi is general counsel for The Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., and director of policy studies at the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies in Potomac, Maryland. His website is Davidyerushalmilaw.com.

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