Analysis U.S. Willing to Keep Assad in the Picture to Avoid Threat of All-out Mideast War

Due to the lack of U.S. policy on Syria, encouraging a negotiated solution between Assad and the rebels now appears to be the West's least dangerous course of action.

The rationale for avoiding foreign military intervention in Syria, which is based on the fear of an outbreak of regional war, continues to lose relevance. The chances for a negotiated solution to the conflict between the rebels and the regime of Syrian leader

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