Syria’s Perennial Diplomacy Ruse

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On Friday in World Politics Review, Frida Ghitis explained why talks of peace between Syria and Israel are merely a show meant in fact to prolong the status quo: There was a time when peace between Israel and Syria was a fairly simple problem to solve. That time is now past. Israel will not relinquish the Golan to a country that is closely allied with another nation, Iran, which calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map.” And Assad will not easily push away the one country, Iran, on which it can rely to ensure his hold on power. […]


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