Sectarian tensions have made the conflict transnational.
Far from destroying the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Hamas axis, the Arab Spring may be giving it a place on the world stage.
How this key city became a strategic focal point for Assad, the Syrian rebels and the Turks.
One radical element of the anti-Assad coalition is willing to gain power at any price.
Saturday's meeting in Geneva won't overcome Syria's internal divisions. Meanwhile, the world watches the end of the beginning of a civil war.
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