March 12, 2012

Diplomacy Won't Unseat Assad

Roula Khalaf, Financial Times

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A year into the Syrian revolution, Bashar al-Assad has been abandoned by much of the world as his forces unleash increasing levels of atrocities on a rebellious population.

But while his handful of remaining friends remain loyal, one thing he can still take comfort from is that western and Arab powers have yet to figure out how to get rid of him.





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