The defeat of the self-proclaimed Caliphate of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is almost achieved. It's only a matter of weeks for the pseudo-state before it disappears from the scene, most likely before the beginning of 2018. In Syria, a new diplomatic-military dispensation is being set up, the one succeeding that which emerged in 2011.
New power equation
In short, 2018 may prove to be a decisive year for Syria where one can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.Christian Chesnot