By Andrew Tabler
A key participant and an unrelenting concern within the center East peace strategy, Syria has lengthy been a thorn in Washington's part by way of forging strategic alliances with powers within the sector. yet in simple terms after the occasions of September 11 and Damascus's staunch competition to the warfare in Iraq did the U.S. govt commence a crusade to strain President Bashar al-Asad's regime to alter its rules and convey Syria into the Western political orbit.
Author Andrew Tabler used to be either a witness to and player within the occasions of this covert clash. No different Western newshounds or lecturers have been dependent in Damascus in this whole interval, and as co-founder of what used to be then Syria's basically English-language e-book, Tabler was once not just watched and censored, yet courted by means of the Syrian executive in an try to effect his tales to the overseas neighborhood. He won distinctive entry to the higher echelons of strength like no different journalist prior to him, even accompanying the Syrian president on a kingdom stopover at to China.
In the Lion's Den presents an extraordinary glimpse into the machinations of 1 of the world's such a lot baffling political platforms. The ebook vividly captures Tabler's behind-the-scenes reviews in addition to the tale of Syria itself post-9/11 and Washington's makes an attempt to craft a "New heart East." Tabler's astute political research of the goings-on round him is seamlessly interwoven with a devastating critique of U.S. overseas coverage. He examines the results of the the Bush adminstration's method, asking what went flawed, what went correct, and the place Washington must pass from the following to house this unstable center jap nation.
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In the five-year period from 2004 to 2008 (including the recent financial crisis of 2007/8, which witnessed a number of mega deals to save some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions), there were over 300 announced takeovers or mergers worth over $5 billion. If companies this large are at risk, then almost any company is. Note the case below on the acquisition of Gillette by Procter & Gamble (P&G): Gillette was over 100 years old and very successful, yet it still became a target.
Stage 4: Stabilization • • Changes and adjustments continue, but gradually diminish and are more due now to external changes in the marketplace and less because of the acquisition or merger. ” There are fewer and fewer references to the way things were done in each of the prior companies. ” Implication for employees: The remaining employees are those who intend to stick with the organization long term. These are the survivors. No further rounds of redundancies occur as a result of the combination of the two companies.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE The need for cost efficiencies when two organizations merge – and thus the resulting need for layoffs – doesn’t discriminate HOW TO USE THIS BOOK between public, private, or non-profit firms. All face the same pressure to reduce headcount when two organizations are put together. In conducting interviews for this book, a large number were in public and non-profit organizations, and their stories and suggestions varied little from those in the private sector. Differences do exist, however.