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Now or Never: A Negotiated Transition for Syria

Damascus/Brussels  |   5 Mar 2012

Kofi Annan’s appointment as joint UN/Arab League Special Envoy arguably offers a chance to rescue fading prospects for a negotiated transition in Syria.  It must not be squandered.

Now or Never: A Negotiated Transition for Syria , the latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, notes that while Annan’s mission faces very long odds, it still represents the best hope for reversing the country’s slide.

“ With every day of intensified violence and rising death toll, the possibility of achieving a political solution slips further away”, says Louise Arbour, Crisis Group President. “But the alternative is clear, and it is ugly.  If the international community surrenders to that fate, all will pay a huge price”.

Click here to read the full briefing.


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