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Curated by Project Syndicate

The Syrian Quagmire

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The world’s attention is drawn to Syria seemingly only when Syrian troops drive rebel forces from another town or city, or attack civilians using chemical weapons. But with the help of Russia and Iran, President Bashar al-Assad has consolidated his position, and the threat of a regional war looms.

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    Relieving Libya’s Agony

    Javier Solana

    The credibility of all external actors in the Libyan conflict is now at stake. The main domestic players will lower their maximalist pretensions only when their foreign supporters do the same, ending hypocrisy once and for all and making a sincere effort to find room for consensus.

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