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Syria: The Need for Diplomacy and De-escalation

Posted December 10th, 2015 at 10:42 am (UTC-4)
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The current policy—gradually escalating the war in the hope of forcing a comprehensive political transition—is unlikely to succeed. … Assad is backed not only by sizeable military forces and a considerable portion of his population but also—and perhaps most importantly—by major outside powers determined to prevent the collapse of his regime.

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