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CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani discusses the Russian government’s decision to order its citizens out of war-torn Syria. She notes that this very interesting development in the conflict comes down to the reality on the ground, where the rebels are making progress, and that this decision may be part of a new acknowledgement that Syria might be a failed state.

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