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Syrian negotiations limited by military stalemate

29th January 2014 - 12:26 GMT | by Robin Hughes in London


Expectations remain low of a fruitful outcome at the UN-sponsored international summit in Geneva, Switzerland that is aimed at ending the grinding three-year civil war in Syria.

Under the auspices of Geneva II the aspiration is to implement the six-point plan agreed at Geneva I in 2012. This calls for the creation, by mutual consent of the government and opposition, of a ‘transitional governing body which can establish a neutral environment in which transition can take place’ - a phrase divergently interpreted by the major sponsors of the talks.

Some 40 countries (including primary sponsors the pro-opposition US and Syria’s

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Robin Hughes


Robin Hughes

Formerly Deputy News Editor at Jane's Defence Weekly, Communications Manager at Raytheon UK and Director …

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