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What's America's Endgame in the War Against ISIS? - The Atlantic

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/isis-war-syria-iraq/417552/

Nov 24, 2015 ... Nobody's focused on winning the peace. ... even entered the war yet, but it was already focused on winning the peace. .... And, for that matter, what does a secure Iraq and Syria even mean? Here .... What do you have to lose?

Assad's Other War: Winning on the Ground, Defeated by the Pound ...

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Apr 5, 2016 ... Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ... In the past few weeks, the Syrian pound (SYP) has depreciated rapidly. ... raised its official exchange rate to 443 SYP to the dollar, but this will ... These problems were exacerbated when the army began to lose ground to the insurgency in spring 2015 and did ...

Russia and the US now have the power to impose peace in Syria ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/13/russia-us-syria-peace-geneva-president-assad

Mar 13, 2016 ... The war in Syria can be seen as an imperial card game that the US can ... if they don't cough up, they will lose in peace what they gained in war. ... the regime may be winning militarily now, but it cannot wage war for ever.

Airpower May Not Win Wars, But it Sure Doesn't Lose Them

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Aug 19, 2015 ... Airpower alone did not win the Pacific War, but it was terminated by ... the fight against Soviet-backed Egyptian and Syrian forces in the face of ...

With Assad gaining back territory, is it possible for him to win the war ...

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Ashkan Dougherty has given a pretty good account on the recent gains by the Syrian regime, ... But ending the war does not equal winning the war, as Assad will go. ... is not going to be the Syria it was once, no matter who is going to win or lose. ... by Assad may help him in peace negotiations, but he can not win the war.

The 3 problems that doomed Syria peace talks - Vox

www.vox.com/2016/2/4/10910360/syria-peace-talks-geneva-doomed

Feb 4, 2016 ... The world's latest attempt to end the Syrian war lasted less than five days. ... They eventually did attend but refused direct talks, and it seems very likely to have ... in sham peace talks, or they risk losing support to groups like al-Nusra. But ... If rebels show up, Assad wins, because this will deepen strains ...

Syria Special: 3 Reasons Why Assad Will Lose The War | EA ...

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May 7, 2015 ... Syria Special: 3 Reasons Why Assad Will Lose The War ... months from now that Assad has not only survived but is once more “winning”? ..... had settled down and the next century was one of (mainly) peace and progress.

Putin's winning in Syriabut making a powerful new enemy

www.spectator.co.uk/2016/02/putins-winning-in-syria-but-making-a-powerful-new-enemy/

Feb 20, 2016 ... The terrifying result: war between Nato and Russia. ... If Putin's latest gambit does bring peace to Syria, even if it is a peace on Assad's terms, it may .... The real people to blame for this and the loss of lives is the people who ...

How Bashar Assad Is Trying to Win the Peace in Syria | TIME

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Mar 4, 2016 ... Donald Trump to Black Voters: 'What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? ... How Bashar Assad Is Trying to Win the Peace in Syria ... ISIS, which metastasized during the Syrian warbut this week's peaceful demonstrations ... By making ordinary life impossible in rebel territory, the regime can crush any attempts .....

Did Russia Win in Syria? | The National Interest

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Mar 22, 2016 ... In the first eight months of that year, the Assad regime lost 18 percent of its territory. ... Third, Russian participation in the Syrian civil war defied the ... Thus 5 + years of war and Putin was able to bring all parties together to make peace. ... But changing democragphics and a harsher security climate will solve ...

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What if No One Is Winning the War in Syria? - Carnegie Endowment ...

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May 28, 2015 ... Regardless of who is or is not losing the war in Syria, it is safe to say that no one ... League peace envoy in 2012, he warned of the “Somalization” of Syria. ... But you cannot win a war like Syria's any more than you can win a ...

You won't win a war against Isis if you don't know what the peace ...

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Nov 26, 2015 ... Loose canon: War can only be moral if it ultimately aims at some ... I see loads of reasons not to bomb Syria.......but does someone want to tell ...

Is Syria's war edging towards an outcome? - BBC News

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May 14, 2015 ... Syria peace talks and polls signal Assad's growing confidence ... forces fighting the rebels, agrees that losing one round does not mean losing the war. ... But the outlook for the embattled Syrian leader undoubtedly looks grimmer now .... "The message is: 'You're out of money, and you can't win the...