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Such is the case with the civil war in Syria.It was a war that divided the international community, especially the Western allies, as it grappled with its first post-Cold War crisis.Indeed, those who recall the Bosnian War can find many of its features in Syria today. Like Bosnia, Syria seems hopelessly divided among warring factions, and the violence there seems to be unstoppable. At several points during the Bosnian War, the view emerged that the international community should not deal with certain players. But, unlike in Syria, at no time did the view emerge that the international community should never deal with certain players. The Bosnian War's counterpart to Syrian President Bashar Assad was Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. A political plan for Syria is needed, one that envisages decentralized political structures within existing international borders, problematic as they may be.A Bosnia-style contact group would also orient all players – both the international community and Syria's warring factions – by providing a simple litmus test for identifying "moderates".
North Korean appeasement
The trans-Atlantic continental drift must be addressed
‘America First’ means
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