This article discusses predictions about national leadership based on early psychological challenges and modes of response, with Bashar al-Assad of Syria as an example.
"Trends. Young Dr. Assad: Seeing is Believing, the Child is Father to the Man, or the Father of the Child is the Father to the Man?,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol8/iss20/6