Dear Syria Deeply community,

Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva are expected to end next week, just days before Russian-sponsored negotiations in the Kazakh capital of Astana are scheduled to kick off December 21.

In our upcoming Deeply Talks, we’ll take a closer look at the recent flurry of diplomacy, and explore prospects and challenges of a settlement for Syria ahead of Russia’s proposed Syrian National Congress, which is slated to be held in the city of Sochi in early 2018. You can catch up on the latest developments in our daily Executive Summaries.

Join us Thursday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. CET), for a conversation with Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut, and Maxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage.

The 30-minute call, moderated by Syria Deeply’s deputy managing editor, Hashem Osseiran, will examine the motives underlying Moscow’s diplomatic efforts; Washington’s position toward Russian-sponsored peace efforts; and whether a resolution to the war is in sight.

To RSVP and receive dial-in instructions click here.

If you’d like to ask our editor or guests a question in advance, please respond to this email.

Warm regards,

Kim Bode

Community Editor

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