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Stephen Walt
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
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Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Adams, Gordon, and Stephen M. Walt. "A Road to Damascus, via Moscow." New York Times. October 13, 2015.
For four years, American policy toward Syria has been built on a wish and a prayer: a wish that President Bashar al-Assad would leave and a prayer that the “moderate” Syrian opposition would be more than it is. Now Russia has stepped up its game, and the response from the American government and many commentators seems to be to wish harder and pray more, while condemning Russia for intruding where it supposedly doesn’t belong.




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