December 21, 2012

Is Assad Running Out of Cash?

Vivienne Walt, Time

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With more than 40,000 people killed in Syria’s devastating war, and about three million people driven from their homes, Western and Arab leaders are grappling with one question: How and when does all this end? The answer, say some, might lie not in the horrific bloodshed but in a simpler factor: money.

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