Syria

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United in Reluctance
United in Reluctance

How the Syrian crisis might transform the West

02/09/2013 | by Josef Janning | Worldwide, Security

While human suffering continues in Syria, the Western response to the probable use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime on August 21 reveals a continued transformation of what used to be the West.

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Getting Ready for Assad’s Fall
Getting Ready for Assad’s Fall

How Germany is helping Syria's opposition plan for an Assad-free future

01/08/2012 | by Henning Hoff | Syria, German Foreign Policy

After the diplomatic debacle over the decision last year to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on intervention in Libya, Germany's Foreign Office might yet earn some redemption for its active support in helping Syrian opposition leaders plan for what comes after Bashar al-Assad's ouster.