Syrian peace talks are underway in Switzerland, and already it's fair to assume that after Geneva 2, there will be a Geneva 3, and perhaps even Geneva 4. Damascus' top backer Iran was uninvited, and Bashar al-Assad shows no sign of being ready to step down. In fact, fighting on the ground has actually intensified, with jihadists making it a three-way fight. So what's the point in these talks?
Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Christopher Davis and Haxie Meyers-Belkin
Former Spokesperson for Mikhail Gorbatchev
Former US State Department official
Julian BARNES DARCEY
Senior policy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme for ECFR
Chief columnist at The National