Diplomatic Avenue: Syria expert Joshua Landis on De Mistura’s failed efforts

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Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj speaks to Joshua Landis, an American academic who specializes in the Middle East and is an expert on Syria.

He is the head of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and since 2004, he has published the blog Syria Comment.

The outgoing UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told the Security Council on Friday that Damascus rejects the composition of a committee proposed by the world body to draw up a new constitution. Landis comments on this.

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