September 17, 2012
Don't Repeat Iraq Mistakes in Syria
Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, National Review
The sectarian paradigm does have its role in assessing the nature of the conflict in Syria and determining how outsiders view the civil war, but one should also recognize that other interests and considerations are in play here, including friendly relations with countries either actively supporting the regime (e.g., Iran) or opposed to any outside interference (e.g., China), along with general anti-American sentiments.
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