In the early years of the Syrian civil war, it seemed clear to leaders both in the West in the Arab world that Bashar al-Assad had to go. But nearly eight years later, over half a million people are estimated to have died, and the war is nearing its end, Assad is being welcomed back. And then, Trump exits Syria. What is the future of those parties in the country? Former Congressional staffer Fadi Essmaeel analyzes.
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