“The husk of Syria is, in many ways, more under the Assad family’s control than at the war’s outset. Power structures established over four decades have anchored dynasty and dictatorship.” ‘Mob boss’ Assad’s dynasty tightens grip over husk of Syria.

+ “The AP and HRC Lab identified more than 130 instances where security forces appeared to be using corpses and the bodies of the wounded to create anxiety, uncertainty, and strike fear in the civilian population. Over two-thirds of those cases analyzed were confirmed or categorized as having moderate or high credibility, and often involved tracking down the original source of the content or interviewing observers.” AP Investigation: Myanmar’s junta using bodies to terrorize. (In case after case, we’re seeing the bad guys come out on top.)