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Syria: A state in limbo
In Syria, the center and south of the country are half-empty and loosely controlled by the government and affiliated foreign militias. The remaining regions are self-ruling principalities, each under a different force. And yet, thanks to Russian and Iranian support, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is hanging on, blocking every opportunity for peace or democratization and allowing an incremental Iranian demographic and religious colonization.