Dictators’ Wives

March 9, 2011
Bashar Al-Assad’s wife, Asma…

During the last few weeks, much has been said about dictators in the Arab world, but not as much about their wives. All of them have been living, and still do, next to their husbands, and playing a role similar to that of some European dictators’ wives of the past, such as Elena Ceausescu, who, under her husband’s regime, became a major Romanian political figure and, to prop up her image, even pretended to have made new scientific discoveries.

Elena Ceauses
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