Rami Khouri on Syria

The Critical Element in Syria
Agence Global
April 9, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Syria

“BEIRUT — United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and unanimous ‘presidential statements’ are a lot like New Year’s resolutions – sincere, well-intentioned, grounded in reality, responding to real needs and aspirations, but really difficult to implement. The latest example is this week’s UNSC presidential statement supporting special envoy Kofi Annan’s call for a total cease-fire in Syria on April 12.”

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