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Syria: Syria's Paradox: Why the War Only Ever Seems to Get Worse

www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-why-get-worse.html

Aug 27, 2016 ... Experts on civil wars say there are several reasons Syria is “a really, really ... Despite many offensives, peace conferences and foreign ... Either it is defeated militarily, or it exhausts its weapons or loses .... Each foreign power understands it cannot win, but earnestly fears that a victory by the other side would...

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

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Regardless of who is or is not losing the war in Syria, it is safe to say that no one ... Arab 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 plague or an ...

What the Rebel Loss of Aleppo Will Mean for Syria - Carnegie ...

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Jul 29, 2016 ... If Assad shows that he is winning Aleppo, and he's now also ... But some might decide to abandon the fight and flee Syria or try to negotiate a separate peace with the government. ... So without Aleppo, it is a different war and probably one in which some of his enemies will think differently about Assad's role ...

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.

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

www.quora.com/With-Assad-gaining-back-territory-is-it-possible-for-him-to-win-the-war

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.

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 .... He will lose the eastern provinces of Turkey and we should arm the Kurds to the teeth.

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.

Syria: Has President Assad won the war? - BBC News - BBC.com

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Feb 24, 2016 ... Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had questioned whether it would be ... Russian air strikes and support from Iran have helped President Assad win key battles. ... without Iran's backing, Assad would have lost the war much earlier on ... Saudis had very close relationships with the Syrians, but those have all .....

The truth about the near-miss Israel/Syria deal that some think could ...

www.vox.com/2015/10/18/9555191/syria-israel-peace-counterfactual

Oct 18, 2015 ... Could a Syria-Israel peace deal really have prevented the Syrian civil war? ... Syria's civil war has deteriorated to a certain point that calamities sometimes ... ( Win McNamee/Getty Images) Obama and Netanyahu on October 1, 2014. ... for Israel, and no country likes to lose territory, but "flipping" Syria...

Bill Whittle: Losing the Peace in Iraq | Truth Revolt

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Jul 2, 2014 ... You can say the South Vietnamese government was corrupt, But that ... After winning the war we are losing the peace, in precisely the same way we ... in Iraq but in Libya and Syria and Iran and Korea and the Crimea – then ...

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Is Assad Losing the War in Syria? - Carnegie Middle East Center ...

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But there is a more important question not being asked. ... October 2013, then he was winning for about a year and a half, and now he is back to losing again. ... However, let us not forget why Assad did not just lose the war in 2011: he has a ...

What a Loss in Syria Would Mean for Putin's Russia - The Atlantic

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Jan 8, 2016 ... The Danger of Putin Losing in Syria. If Russia's military ... But would a loss for Putin really be good news? While it's tempting ... assumptions. If Putin's military adventure unravels, the result may not be peace. ... Losing hurts twice as bad as winning feels good—whether in a tennis match or a war. The id...

Russia, Iran, and Hezbullah in Syria: Win Today, Lose Tomorrow ...

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Jun 2, 2016 ... Russia, Iran, and Hezbullah in Syria: Win Today, Lose Tomorrow ... they will have to maintain and police a sullen, nonviable post-war peace. ... But Assad will be left heading a hollowed-out state, devastated economy, and ...