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Before Syria's President Hafez al-Assad seized power in November 1970, the nation had suffered through 20 military coups in 24 years. Since then, Syria's once stagnant economy has grown nearly 8 per-cent annually (though per capita national output is only $goo), in a decade of unprecedented political stability. But growing resentment against Assad at home and Syria's failures abroad may doom the re- gime,...