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After Geneva 2... What's The Plan For Syria? (part 2)

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

By François PICARD

Our guests

Andrei GRATCHEV

Former Spokesperson for Mikhail Gorbatchev

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Julian BARNES DARCEY

Senior policy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme for ECFR

Faisal AL-YAFAI

Chief columnist at The National

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2017-11-22 Lebanon

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2017-11-21 Libya

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2017-11-20 Germany

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2017-11-16 COP23

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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