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Orient Research Centre Director Talks to Al Jazeera Center for Studies

On 2 February 2012, the Director of Orient Research Centre in Dubai, Dr. Samir al-Taqi, discussed the current political arena in Syria with researchers at the centre.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:58 GMT

On 2 February 2012, the Director of Orient Research Centre in Dubai, Dr. Samir al-Taqi, discussed the current political arena in Syria with researchers at the centre. He addressed the growing gap between social classes as a result of money smuggling and foreign investment, the decline of trade and the job market, and the suspension of communication and transportation services. Furthermore, he indicated that al-Assad's attempts at reform and elections would do nothing to cure the situation.

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