Russia may Revive Astana Talks amid Virus Distraction

“Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in late March to discuss the cease-fire in Idlib. While the West is scrambling to manage the coronavirus pandemic and Syria is not on its radar, Russia might find an opportunity to revive the stalled Astana talks — the parallel course to the Geneva process — and to impose new realities on the ground that can dictate the future of Syria.”

Read NESA Alumnus Dr. Dania Khatib’s editorial in the Arab News here.