Comments on: Syrian peace process offers hope post-Paris Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: worldscan Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:37:44 +0000 The attacks on Paris have made questionable the theory that Assad of Syria is a despot who has killed his own people and has made him emerge perhaps as as a strong president who has – under the most adverse conditions – upheld Syria’s institutions, supported by a majority of his people, against state-sponsored terrorists from Islamic countries that have been the source of worldwide terror.