Just discovered El Baghdadi, a blog by a gentleman in the UAE by the name of Iyad. He's been following the situation in Syria and has developed a handy flowchart for helping Bashar al Assad figure out his next move. It's really well done. Have a look for yourself. Hint: “Negotiate and strike a deal” are not one of the viable options. Are you surprised? If so, have another look at Chapter 8 of the Dictator's Handbook.
Iyad is also working on the Arab Tyrant's Manual which isn't too far off from our own book. The list of introductory tweets that spawned the idea are a hoot.
Dictators: we're on to you!