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The Source: Less Violence In Syria, But No Resolution

Millions of Syrian refugees like the ones pictured have fled to Europe, changing the political equation of what is an acceptable outcome there

A shaky cessation of hostilities is ongoing in  Syria - and talks are underway to de-escalate the conflict in this middle east nation.

The battles have been waging for 4 years - half a million killed - 4 million turned into refugees - concerns are that if unchecked the civil war could continue to widen and further destabilze the region and europe with a refugee crisis.


  • David Lesch, Ewing Halsell distinguished lecturer in history at Trinity University and author of 14 books including, "Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad." He was recently part of the Brussels and Geneva negotiations as part of a small group advising the United Nations Special Envoy
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