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Deeply Talks: Diplomacy and Deadlock in Syria

Deeply Talks: Diplomacy and Deadlock in Syria

The eighth round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva faltered this month, to the disappointment of Syria envoy Steffan de Mistura, who called failed negotiations a “missed opportunity." Russia, on the other-hand, is hoping that upcoming Moscow-backed negotiations in the Kazakh capital of Astana and the Russian city of Sochi will yield a political settlement for the Syrian war.

On this episode of Deeply Talks, Hashem Osseiran, deputy managing editor, speaks with Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut and non-resident senior fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, and Max Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, about the prospects and challenges of a settlement for Syria.

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