Syria: The End-Game
By Walid Khadduri
A twenty-one-month old civil war in which over 60,000 people have been killed has changed the politics of Syria irrevocably. Whatever the outcome of the conflict, the iron-fisted rule of the 40-year old Asad regime has received a devastating blow, as have its carefully planned regional and international alliances. Should the rebels succeed, they will face a formidable task: establishing democracy and a new social...