For a country that produces over 450 kinds of Swiss cheese, it seems apropos to host a conference that has as many holes as its namesake product. The Geneva II international conference promises, in its current form, little to no impact on the conflict inside Syria. Half of those invited have no major say on battlefield happenings, while the other half gives no relevance to the agenda or proposals.
Assad has many reasons to be more defiant today than he was in 2012. The resilience of his regime and superiority of his military force, for exampleJoyce Karam