International Affairs
1 May 2011 , Number 10

For the last month, Syria has seen popular protests on an unprecedented scale, and blood has dripped on the streets of Deraa, Latakia, al- Sanamein, Douma, Homs, Harasta, Tartous,Qamishli and Banyas. The population has broken the barrier of fear and pressed its demands for dignity, freedom, social justice, economic opportunity, and political reform. Yet many Syrians, including opposition figures, have rejected sectarian divisions as in Iraq or foreign interference as in Libya.

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Marwa Daoudy

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