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Battle of Aleppo is end of history in the Middle East

``The specter of ‘total victory' for Assad haunts Washington. It explains the string of vituperative statements against Moscow, betraying a high level of frustration.... But what rankles is that Russian victory in Syria marks the end of western hegemony over the Middle East, and historians are bound to single it out as the defining foreign-policy legacy of Obama's presidency.''
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