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A fine balance

25 April 2011 By Una Galani

The reluctance to get tough on Damascus may be due to doubts about the effectiveness of economic sanctions. But the delay in taking action mostly reflects Western powers’ unfounded hopes that the country is a stabilising force in the region. This shouldn’t make them powerless.

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