Is Diplomacy in Syria a Dream?

With the number of people involved in the fight for Syria, diplomacy is going to be a very difficult thing. The U.S. trying to stop the chemical warfare is being stalled by Russia, who has political and financial ties to the current administration. Iran funding Hezbollah means that the killing in the area wont be stopped. CNN reports that currently in negotiations are requirements for Syria’s governing body to surrender all chemical weapons, data, and maintain a ceasefire. While these are the ground rules being set by the U.N., there is no way to force compliance or even accuracy in following them.

Without any political or physical power in the area, how can the world be sure that Syria is following along with the demands of the U.N.? How can we reach an agreement with Russia on how to peacefully handle the situation given our already strained ties?


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