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Creative Diplomacy Puts U.S. on Side of Syria’s Protesters: View

Syrian human rights activists told Bloomberg News that on July 22 more than 1 million Syrians took to the street, defying the government’s stepped-up security measures, to demand an end to the dictatorship of President Bashar al-Assad.

With demonstrations growing, and no stronger options possible, the U.S. and its Western allies should use creative diplomacy to support Syrians seeking democratic change.