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A turning point in Syria, a crisis in South Africa, and a battle for political survival in Israel
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The number of actors fighting over the future of Syria—including the U.S., Russia, Iran, Israel, the Kurds, and Turkey—means . The stakes are high as arise that have the potential to turn into something more dangerous. In fact, a recent flare-up in tensions between Iran and Israel in Syria has raised questions about what the rules of the game are for post-conflict Syria. —but Vladimir Putin seems not to, it’s much easier to get into a Middle Eastern conflict than to get out of one.

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