No evidence has emerged of a solution to the violent conflict in Syria following the failure of the UN Security Council resolution. But not all hope is lost. Usually quiet players on the world stage are looking to get involved to stop the uprising from turning into a full-fledged civil war. It’s possible that the failure at the United Nations will lead to something better – to a more dynamic coalition that has greater pull in the Arab World.
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Hong Kong Bristles as China Tightens Grip
Fifteen years after the former British colony of Hong Kong was handed back to China, the island’s relationship with Beijing is becoming increasingly strained. A growing number of Hong Kong residents are refusing to assimilate, seeing themselves as politically and culturally different from the Chinese. Is Hong Kong likely to soon see the birth of a popular protest movement that could threaten the authority of Beijing?
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U.S. to Take Measure of China’s Next Leader
On a visit to the United States this week, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will be peppered with questions about Chinese economic policy and China’s continued support for the Assad regime in Syria. But the visit will also give U.S. policymakers a chance to size up Xi, the man widely expected to succeed President Hu Jintao next spring. There are a few things that might stand out to them.
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|The Arab League decided yesterday at an emergency meeting in Cairo to ask the UN to send a peacekeeping force to Syria and to withdraw its Syria observer mission. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
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