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Syria's Collapse

And How Washington Can Stop It

Author: Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow in the Program on Arab Politics, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
July/August 2013
Foreign Affairs


Syria is melting down. The ruling regime's attempt to shoot its way out of the largest uprising it has ever faced has killed over 80,000 people and displaced roughly half of Syria's population of 22 million. If the current monthly death tolls of around 6,000 keep up, Syria will by August hit a grim milestone: 100,000 killed, a number that it took almost twice as long to reach in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

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