Rami Khouri on Syria

A Three-Pronged Strategy on Syria
Agence Global
February 15, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Syria

“BEIRUT — The important thing about what is happening around the situation in Syria is that so many things are happening simultaneously. The sheer number and weight of various diplomatic initiatives that are now in play indicate that politics, rather than fighting on the ground, will determine the outcome of what is a low-intensity civil war — one that has yet to turn into a full-fledged sectarian conflict. This is the preferred situation, because an all-out military battle would see massive death and destruction without necessarily ending the standoff between government and opposition.”

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