Mideast Challenges Deepen as Obama Considers Second Term Shifts

Mideast Challenges Deepen as Obama Considers Second Term Shifts

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Two Syrian rebel fighters run to cross a road on the front line in Aleppo on Dec. 8, 2012. “The most immediate challenge will be Syria,” said Dennis Ross, a former Obama adviser and now a counselor with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.