Smith: What would be the regional fallout from the end of Assad's regime?
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This is a tough question. The answer would depend (the regime hasn't collapsed just yet) on the ability and willingness of Assad's opponents to hang together. If it becomes Sunni vs. Shia/Alawite, there would be a real temptation of outsiders to intervene.