Analysis, Violence in Syria

Analysis: Possible way out for Syrian regime

In the face of massive unrest at home, international condemnation for its handling of the unrest, and rumors of foreign intervention, the Assad regime may have a way out, says Osama Al Sharif. The Arab League’s weak monitoring mission, the United States’ distractions in an election year, Europe’s dealing with a fiscal crisis, and Russia and China’s assurances that the Syrian case will not reach the Security Council all but assure the Assad regime that a concerted international force will not take armed action against Syria. And, with some, albeit dwindling, support at home, the Assad regime is capable of surviving the uprising.

The Jordan Times, Jordan

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