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Al Jazeera put the question about how to solve a problem like Syria, to four Middle East experts with varying world viewpoints. This news outlet published their perspectives on 10/1/15.
The first interview was with Randa Selim, Director of the Initiative for Track II Dialogues at the DC-based Middle East Institute and non-resident fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. The following are excerpts from her posting:
“Talking with Assad will neither defeat ISIL nor achieve a political solution. Instead, the US, Europe, and their regional allies should talk to his Russian and Iranian sponsors, while increasing military pressure on the ground to deny them and Assad a military victory in Syria.”
Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife, Asma Assad
“The West looks at the Syrian conflict through three lenses: First, the security threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
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