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Turkey-backed opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army secure a checkpoint at the village of Maarin, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Jan. 27, 2018 (AP photo by Lefteris Pitarakis).

The Spiraling War in Syria Might Be the Crisis That Breaks the U.N.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Analyzing the United Nations is rather like being a nervous seismologist in California.

Geological experts are accustomed to tremors and small quakes along the San Andreas Fault, which bisects America’s most heavily populated state. But they are on alert for a much more powerful earthquake that could wreck some of the country’s most prosperous cities. Some say this will come soon. ...

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