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Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist

With Russians and Iranians in control in Damascus, the U.S. bolstering rebels, and no one powerful enough to press for unification, the breakup of Syria is a fait accompli.

Trump Gets It Right in Arabia

The president's solid speech is the first step in rebuilding the foundations of America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East.

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