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    The Powers Agree, But Will Fighting Stop in Syria?

    Peace may not stand a chance. The U.S., Russia and other powers reached a cease-fire and humanitarian aid agreement, but it’s unclear how it can be implemented, given differences over which opposition groups are included, doubts that Moscow will halt airstrikes and rebels’ vows to keep fighting. Complicating things further are Turkey and Saudi Arabia, mulling sending in ground troops. Former CIA deputy director and OZY contributor John McLaughlin says the accord has “only a slight chance of holding,” but he’s hopeful that U.N. humanitarian aid will soon reach those suffering in Syria.

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