On Friday, the major powers agreed to a ‘cessation’ of hostilities in Syria to begin within a week. Billed as great success, the agreement is unlikely to make much difference on the ground as Saudi Arabia and Turkey continue to agitate for a ground war in Syria and President Assad announces that he will not stop fighting until he has retaken all of Syria. What is really going on behind the scenes?
Abdel Bari Atwan
The Syrian crisis appears to be moving into