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Waiting for Aleppo

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A recent AJE feature captures an important aspect of the crisis in Syria: As more of the Sunni working and merchant class find themselves in dire financial straits due to the unrest, the uprising in Syria will gain real momentum.

The question remains about whether al-Assad’s open-ended “national dialogue” will placate an increasingly irritated Syria.

The Syrian president has been very timely in his concessions so far, but mere concessions will not be enough when middle-Syria is unhappy with the economy (and sees nothing to gain by keeping the Ba’ath Party in power).

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Written by M. James

June 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

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