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IISS: Syria: inevitable descent into civil war?
The latest Strategic Comment from the International Institute for Strategic Studies says that ‘Nearly a year into its uprising, Syria's descent into civil war seems unstoppable’.
Neither the security crackdown of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, nor the self-defence operations of rebel groups is likely to lead to a decisive solution. Meanwhile international diplomacy is stalled, but countries are still reluctant to intervene without a UN mandate.
Read the latest IISS Strategic Comment