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Assad 'doesn't see gravity of crisis'

President Assad has issued a warning to the West and other Arab nations that if rebels win the struggle for power in Syria then the result is disaster. Professor Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the LSE, and Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute, analyse his comments.

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