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Lost in the Memory Palace: US Leads, But No One Follows
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Lost in the Memory Palace: US Leads, But No One Follows
November 17, 2018

The United States is not surrendering anything. That is precisely the problem. It refuses to give up its long-asserted right to act unilaterally on the assumption other nations will either fall in line or silently acquiesce.

Russia Isolated? US and Britain Excluded From Syria Summit
November 2, 2018

The Istanbul summit was a vindication of Russian policy. The coming together of Turkey, Germany and France with Russia is further vindication. What these four powers must do is insist on Washington abiding by international law and respecting Syria’s sovereignty.

Russia Isolated? US and Britain Excluded From Syria Summit
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Istanbul Summit on Syria Was a Success but Caveats Remain
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Istanbul Summit on Syria Was a Success but Caveats Remain
October 29, 2018

Generally speaking, Russia and Turkey are in command as of now. Their own equations are good but there are grey areas, too. The importance of close coordination between Russia and Turkey cannot but be stressed.

Ignoring the Astana Talks, the US Is Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province
May 17, 2018

There are more questions than answers, but we have what we have — the US military presence in Syria is ballooning, hampering peace efforts and provoking armed conflicts.

Ignoring the Astana Talks, the US Is Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor Province
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Astana Peace Process: Time to Make China Fourth Guarantor State
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Astana Peace Process: Time to Make China Fourth Guarantor State
May 12, 2018

Syria’s post-war reconstruction is too much for anyone to take on alone. It needs to be a comprehensive, international endeavor. This is a good opportunity for the SCO and BRICS to transform themselves into real international actors tackling urgent problems.

UN Syria Envoy Plays into the Hands of Those Who Want to Stymie the Astana Peace Process
April 30, 2018

Does the goal of pushing Russia out of Syria and forcing a rollback of Iran justify reversing whatever successes may have been achieved and plunging Syria back into a never-ending free-for-all?

UN Syria Envoy Plays into the Hands of Those Who Want to Stymie the Astana Peace Process
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Iraq Asks Russia to Help It Join Astana Peace Process
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Iraq Asks Russia to Help It Join Astana Peace Process
February 13, 2018

If peace effort is to proceed, some kind of de-escalation zones will be agreed on at Syria-Iraq border. It is not possible without Iraq’s participation. No doubt, Iraq joining the Astana talks will be a very positive step forward.

Syria war, Sochi peace
November 25, 2017

In a well choreographed Sochi summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin defines a peaceful future for Syria after the liberation of the country from militants

Syria war, Sochi peace
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