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Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 3
Published on: July 1, 2011
The Syria Crucible

The Assad regime is dying slowly. Washington should facilitate its passing.

Michael S. Doran is senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution. Salman Shaikh is director of the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. A version of this essay will appear as a chapter in the forthcoming book from the Saban Center at Brookings, The Great Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East (Brookings Press, 2011).

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