The conflict in Syria has lasted nearly two and a half years and future prospects for peace and reconciliation look bleak. The Assad regime has demonstrated exceptional resilience to popular and democratic calls for change, and many stakeholders believe that the President has turned the revolution into a civil war by proxy. Meanwhile, the National Coalition (NC) has struggled to provide a compelling alternative vision around which the opposition can unify. This has led to bouts of infighting and an ongoing inability to gain legitimacy on the ground.
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