January 22, 2014

Why Geneva II Won't End Syria's War

Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Russia and the West launched peace talks in Switzerland today in the hopes of ending Syria’s three-year civil war, but all signs point to the conference being an epic failure.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Geneva II, Syria


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