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United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura (center left) sits facing Syria's main opposition group during Syrian peace talks at the UN Offices in Geneva on February 1, 2016. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura (center left) sits facing Syria's main opposition group during Syrian peace talks at the UN Offices in Geneva on February 1, 2016. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
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Representatives from the Syrian government and opposition groups are meeting in Geneva today to discuss possible resolutions to the fighting going on in Syria. Rebel fighters had resisted taking part, and ISIS and the Kurds weren't invited.

As Imogen Foulkes of the BBC tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson, critics argue that without the Kurdish minority at the table, these talks may have a difficult time resulting in anything substantive.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Imogen Foulkes, BBC reporter based in Geneva. She tweets @ImogenFoulkes.

This segment aired on February 1, 2016.

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