People’s Daily (China): “What efforts can the great powers make to prevent the further worsening of the Syrian crisis?

. . . “Western countries have always emphasized allowing Syria to follow the road of democracy through political reconciliation,” says Michael Izady, a professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University. “As a matter of fact, this does not suit the current situation of Syria.”

. . . “Western countries have always emphasized allowing Syria to follow the road of democracy through political reconciliation,” says Michael Izady, a professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University. “As a matter of fact, this does not suit the current situation of Syria. It is akin to when trying to save a man dying of thirst, do not throw him into a pool of fresh water because too much water could be fatal for him. Syria’s civil war has carried on for two and a half years. A political change that happens too fast will make the civil war even more chaotic. In this situation, the responsible method is to allow the two sides in Syria to first solve their own power distribution problems internally.”

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