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Tuesday, May. 29, 2012

Open quoteBashar Assad is driving himself and Russia into a corner. Close quote

  • Middle East expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, saying recent comments by Russia's foreign minister regarding Syrian President Bashar Assad's responsibility in a massacre of 100 people may have the Syrian leader reevaluating his course of action.
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