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Arab League raises new hope by suspending Syrian regime

November 15, 2011

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For decades, foreign-policy realists have taken it for granted that governments in Arab nations brutalize their people. This makes the Arab League’s decision Saturday to suspend Syria’s membership unless Bashar al-Assad halts his current bloody crackdown against Syrian protesters all the more dramatic and hopeful a development. The move not only puts more pressure on Syria, but also raises the expectations for all member nations.

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