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"I think history will look back and find the Russians and the Chinese...had an opportunity to stop this kind of bloodshed and this kind of instability and didn't take it," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, commenting on Kofi Annan's decision to step down as the UN Special Envoy to Syria. (NOTE: This audio file contains the As It Happens episode for August 2, 2012; the segment on Syria runs from 9:24 to 16:47.)

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