February 1, 2012

Syria: A Soviet Hangover Turned Headache

The Guardian, The Guardian

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Russia inherited its Middle East presence from the Soviet Union. Is it about to lose its last ally in a newly democratised Arab world?

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TAGGED: Russia, Syria, Bashar al-Assad


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Wall Street Journal
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How the Arab League Can Save Syria
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Syria's Rising Toll
New York Times
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