So how does 'engaging with Syria' look now?

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Author(s) Michael Young
Source The Times
Date November 23, 2006
Quotes-start.png "If political “realism” is about interests, then realists must prove that a country that has ignored successive UN resolutions demanding Syrian non-interference in Lebanon could somehow be a force for stability in Iraq, to which it has funnelled hundreds of foreign fighters. Engaging Mr Assad over Iraq will mean the gradual return of Syrian hegemony over Lebanon, since neither the US nor the UK will be in a position to deny Syria in Lebanon while asking favours in Iraq." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should negotiate with Syria on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.