Analysis Pride Fuels Deadlock in Syrian Civil War

Geneva Two failed because both sides were preoccupied with their dignity. The only path to peace lies in finding a new leader that all sides can accept. Even then, it will remain a zero-sum game.

“It would behoove the United Nations to find a solution to the bloodshed in Syria before trying to find a diplomatic solution,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif chided, on the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum.