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USIP Briefing: Syria and Political Change II

Authors: Scott Lasensky, and Mona Yacoubian, Senior Adviser, Middle East Program, Stimson Center
March 2006

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One year after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and facing mounting international pressure, the Syrian regime is consolidating its hold on power and adopting a more defiant stance, both in the region and toward the West.

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