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Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

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18.10.2019

CANBERRA – Recent events in Syria have naturally raised two questions: Who lost the country? And where might the international community go from here?

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    The first question is easier to answer. Looking back, Syria has probably been lost since the popular uprising in 2011. When President Bashar al-Assad’s regime stubbornly refused any effort to resolve the matter peacefully, no outside power proved willing to intervene. Instead, everyone hoped that a mix of sanctions, United Nations-led diplomacy, and halfhearted attempts to support a........

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