Is a transition of power in Syria approaching? The U.S. joined the U.K. and France Tuesday in recognizing the Syrian Opposition Council (SOC) as a legitimate organization representing the Syrian people. Earning the support of these major world powers helps pave the way for the swift creation of a new political structure when Bashar al Assad’s regime falls. Furthermore, the recognition means an influx of humanitarian support can be better targeted to reach the 2.5 million Syrians displaced by the fighting.
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