RD WEBCAST: With the first round of Syrian peace talks in Moscow now complete and the second on their way in March, talk is of how to adjust the “Moscow format” to produce a final settlement to the Syrian crisis.
The Geneva format for Syrian peace talks was supposed to pave the road to a comprehensive agreement and, ultimately, a settlement of the Syrian crisis. However, the last meeting in Geneva, which took place a year ago, delivered almost zero results and left the conflict without foreseeable hope for future settlement. In response, Russia’s Foreign Ministry invited Syrian opposition leaders and the Syrian government to sit down and discuss the issues in Moscow from Jan. 26-29.
If their governments had their way, an Israeli, a Syrian and an Iranian wouldn’t be friends, but Nir T Boms, Ahed Al Hendi and Potkin Azarmehr are.
They are from the small but vocal community of bloggers risk imprisonment by communicating with each other and the world through their blogs – together they join Jonathan Groubert about the dangers faced by bloggers in the Middle East.