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  1. Syrian Regime Ready for Ceasefire in Civil War

    In an interview with The Guardian, Syria’s deputy prime minister declared the country’s conflict a “stalemate” and said the regime would seek a ceasefire at long-delayed peace talks set to begin in Geneva next week. Should negotiations stop the fighting, Russian President Vladimir Putin will certainly give himself a pat on the back for stalling Security Council action long enough to prevent any U.N. condemnation of his Syrian allies. But as John McLaughlin, a former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, explains on OZY today, Putin might be left holding the bag on Syria if it fails to disarm, and the road ahead is far more complicated than you may have been led to believe.

    Source: The Guardian

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