Assad himself says the “Constitutional Committee” is meaningless. Why are the UN, the EU, and the Syrian opposition going along with the charade?
The departing UN special envoy to Syria was not merely feckless or naïve about the Assad regime; he was an active facilitator of its survival strategy.
Russia hints it will press Iran to leave Syria, in line with recently renewed Israeli and American demands. But serious doubts remain as to whether a forced Iranian withdrawal is even possible, let alone likely.
Why the Syrian opposition’s lead negotiator snubbed Saudi’s latest diplomatic initiative this week.