Russia’s Friendship with Syria Casts Familiar Gloom Over Geneva Peace Talks

My op-ed for the Global Observatory (International Institute of Peace): "Russia's Friendship with Syria Casts Familiar Gloom Over Geneva Peace Talks" (22 November 2013).

Although the June 2012 Geneva I conference was sponsored by both Russia and the United States, the run-up to the Geneva II conference now planned for mid-December has seen Russia emerging as the sole credible go-between, and this does not bode well for the future. (full text here). 

 

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