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Bashar al-Assad may not bow to reform pressures soon
Analysis: Why Syria’s ruling elite won’t yield easily

Diplomatic pressure could yet persuade Bashar al-Assad to back down. But the Syrian government, long-accustomed to status as a pariah state, may continue to resist change – for reasons that stem from fear as much as greed.