June 13, 2012

Russia Toys with a Yemeni Solution in Syria

The Economist, The Economist

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Russia now seems more open, however tentatively, to a Yemeni solution, in which Mr Assad would leave power under a managed transition that kept some aspects of the Syrian state intact.

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TAGGED: Bashar al-Assad, Yemen, Syria, Russia

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