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    Syria Feels Chill of US and Russian Involvement

    Move over, Saudi Arabia and Iran: We may be on the brink of a new Cold War. That’s what some are speculating as Russian airstrikes in Syria on behalf of Assad’s troops are met by increasing deliveries of American anti-tank missiles and supplies to rebels. The support is boosting morale on both sides, giving each room for hope as they make military advances. But what could become a Middle Eastern proxy war between the superpowers is also upping tensions and violence in the region, making a political settlement unlikely.

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