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General News    H3'ed 4/24/17

Syria Changed the World

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'The world seems awash in chaos and uncertainty, perhaps more so than at any point since the end of the Cold War. Authoritarian-leaning leaders are on the rise, and liberal democracy itself seems under siege. The post-World War II order is fraying as fighting spills across borders and international institutions — built, at least in theory, to act as brakes on wanton slaughter — fail to provide solutions. The notion that the postwar world would no longer let leaders indiscriminately kill their own citizens now seems in full retreat.The U.N.  is paralyzed. Aid agencies are overwhelmed. The refugee crisis has posed one of the biggest challenges in memory  to the cohesion of the European Union and some of its core values: freedom of movement, common borders, pluralism. Far-right European parties are riding on resentment of immigrants, from Finland to Hungary.'

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