HOME / Foreigners : Opinions about events beyond our borders. Syria’s First Family An illustrated guide to the Assad clan. How long can it cling to power? By Andy Warner|Posted Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at 10:42 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Foreigners articles. Follow the News and Politics section. Follow stories by Andy Warner. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They're Not Logging Off This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” Andy Warner is a cartoonist living in Vermont. Click here to load comments.