Inside Story – Can talks in Astana be a turning point to end the war in Syria?

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  • World leaders have often said the fate of Syria lies with its people.

    Yet, foreign powers have fueled and funded the war in Syria.

    Now they are again organising talks to try to end it.

    Iran, Russia and Turkey have organised negotiations in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

    It’s different from the regular venue in Geneva.

    And it’s an unusual combination of power-brokers, compared to the norm of the UN and the US.

    So are their chances of success more or less likely?

    Presenter: Hazem Sika


    Marwan Kabalan – Syria analyst and head of policy analysis, Arab Center, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

    Pavel Felgenhauer, Russian military and defense analyst.

    Mohanad Hage Ali, Carnegie Middle East Center.

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