Geneva III — Set-Up to Fail

04 February 2016

EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell writes about the ongoing Geneva III talks, convened in a desperate attempt to negotiate an end to the five-year conflict in Syria. He suggests however that the talks were destined for failure before they ever started, due to, among other reasons, competing interests which ultimately led to the failures of the previous two Geneva talks.

Norell advocates that the only way to move forward is to work with the people in the region and to stop the accelerating growth of Islamism and defeat it, "... namely the ideological and religious tenets behind it." Supporting the regional allies of the West is an essential component, he adds, in order to win a war that is likely "going to take decades."

The article is in English and can be read here.