December 21, 2012
Road to Syria Peace Still Runs Through Moscow
Alan Philps, The National
What can be done to prevent Syria from becoming a 15-year conflict? At the risk of stating the obvious, the key lies with Russia and Iran, the Syrian regime's backers. Russia has two choices: as Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, sees western powers getting more deeply involved, he might relish playing the spoiler, and watching as yet another plan goes sour.
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