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Conflict Evolution and Peacebuilding Initiative: The Syrian Crisis

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The protest movements in the Arab world have taken different trajectories and have resulted in different political outcomes. And so we ask: What is so specific about Syria? Why does the violence continue? What has been done and what has not been done to end it? And mainly: what should be done?

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