The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a statement backing preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria. That’s the headline — but the real story lies in the details and what lies ahead for the embattled country.
That is far less clear. The biggest beneficiary of Syria’s civil war has been Islamic State. The extremist group has expanded its territory in Iraq and Syria, and is collecting millions of dollars through the sale of oil, taxation and extortion. That success, it seems, is what has brought the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia, among others, to align on a possible Syrian future. One that may or may not include the country’s President, Bashar al-Assad.
CCTV America’s Sean Callebs provided an update.
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The Heat discussed the crisis in Syria with these guests:
Stephen Schlesinger, in New York, is a Senior Fellow with The Century Foundation. A policy research organization.
From Las Vegas, Eric Draitser. He’s an independent geopolitical analyst and commentator.
From Los Angeles, Majid Rafizadeh is the President and Director of the International American Council on the Middle East.