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Clinton: We're Talking To Syria

An interesting move from the Obama-Clinton diplomatic team: Two envoys headed to Damascus.

The big question is whether this will lead to any traction between Syria and Israel--possibly a deal involving land around the Golan Heights. Many Middle East specialists, notably including Martin Indyk, think that calming Syria and splitting it away from Iranian influence is the key first step towards a wider regional peace.

--Michael Crowley