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Geneva 2

Increasing Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition? Some Ground Truths...

Charles Lister | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Charles Lister

The U.S. and its allies must expand their support to Syria's opposition. But in so doing, the inherent complexity of the situation needs to be grasped and not simply brushed over.

The Counter Terrorism Card Backfires on Syrian Regime's Delegation in Montreux

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

During the Montreux episode, the Syrian opposition and its backers scored some points. Now, it is time to invest this wisely to save Syria from the inferno ravaging the country.

UN Conference on Syria

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

The United Nations is hoping that both Assad's forces and their opponents can be cajoled at this meeting to at least agree not to impede the supply of badly needed humanitarian aid to the hapless civilians caught in the vortex of this vicious civil war.

Why Assad Has the Upper Hand in the Syria Peace Talks

Rajan Menon | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Rajan Menon

The Syrian people deserve a better outcome from Geneva II. But given the prevailing political and military realities they're unlikely to get it. Instead, Syria's war will extend well beyond the three-year mark.

The War on Terror: A Key Part of Syrian Regime's Survival Strategy

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

In the coming days, all eyes will be on Montreux, Davos, and The Hague, where historical events will unfold, intimately involving Iran, Syria, and the...

Role of International and Regional Powers in the Neo-Jihadists Rise in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Everyone knows that the political process for Syria's future, to be launched at the Geneva 2 conference scheduled for January 22, is only the public p...

The United Nations' Responsibility In making Geneva II a Success

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Russia is adamant about holding the Geneva 2 conference on the Syrian crisis in November, whether Saudi Arabia agrees to attend or not. Moscow believe...