As war in Syria enters its eighth year with an upsurge in death and destruction, the future of global governance looks bleak
The world has come to expect brutality from the regime of Bashar al-Assad. As Syria’s civil war enters its eighth year next month, the suffering of the besieged people of eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, is as extreme as anything seen since this appalling conflict began. Less expected, perhaps, is the shaming inability, or unwillingness, of the international community to put a stop to this latest upsurge in death and destruction. Its failure points to a bigger problem, with dire implications for the global order.
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