November 14, 2015

What Paris attacks might mean for Syria peace talks

By Jerry Hendrix

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Journalist(s) Annika Fredrikson

International leaders gathered in Vienna, Austria, Saturday to resume talks about a path toward peace in Syria, perhaps further motivated by the terrorist attacks that killed 127 in Paris Friday evening.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that the Paris attacks “underlined the need to end the 4½ year old [Syria] conflict,” adding the attacks “have encouraged us today to do even harder work to make progress and to help resolve the crises we face.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also agreed that the Paris attacks removed any “justification for us not doing much more to defeat” the self-styled Islamic State (IS).

Read the full article at The Christian Science Monitor.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...