“Assad and Me” blends personal biography and national history. It is a description of the Syrian revolt and the murderous regime it opposed. I am the first Syrian journalist to cover the events of the Syrian revolution inside Syria; this is my report years after the catastrophe in my country.
I have presented details about security, the economy, and Iranian penetration into the deep state leading to the Syrian civil war.
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Issam Khoury is a Syrian patriot and expatriate. His book “Assad and Me” is a unique truth-telling of how the Assad regime, aided by Russian forces, has struggled to imprison and expel millions of Syrians who want nothing more than a decent life for their families. We need to understand his story as we struggle to come to grips with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and find pathways to avoid similar catastrophes elsewhere.
– Cameron B. Hume, United States Ambassador to Algeria (1997-2000), South Africa (2001-2004), and Indonesia (2007–2010), and author (United Nations, Iran and Iraq: How Peacemaking Changed, Ending Mozambique’s War, and Mission to Algiers: Diplomacy by Engagement)
Issam writes a riveting synopsis of the real story on the ground in Syria. An insightive Autobiography coupled with a clear narrative on how complex the landscape is. A must-read.
– Oz Sultan, a researcher, strategist, board Member at Homeland Security Foundation of America, and a regular on i24, Newsmax. Aug 2022
The fact Issam Khoury has a reputation as a knowledgeable reporter on what is going on in his native Syria, in particular, and in the Middle East, in general, is very well-deserved.
Khoury had engaged in the civil rights movements during the early 2000’s and ran afoul of the Assad government’ secret service. Eventually, he had to leave the country, and arrive in New York in 2013.
-Veteran journalist Charles Weiss, regional correspondent for VOA.