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Geneva II not the only game in town on Syria

The real negotiations, including among Syrian parties and their backers, are taking place away from the media.
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (C) addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 31, 2014. A first round of talks to end the war in Syria have had no tangible results because of the immaturity of the opposition delegation and their "threats to implode" the talks, as well as blatant U.S. interference, al-Moualem said on Friday.    REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST) - RTX182CD
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The Geneva conference has ended, but no one is packing their bags. Americans are said to be preparing for the long haul, signing leases on homes — one of many indications that Geneva I and Geneva II are struggling to give birth to a “Geneva process” that will chart a path to peace in Syria.

Geneva II was a magnet for international attention. Reporters, pretenders of all sorts, self-appointed experts and high-priced media advisers are all players in the game, not to mention the stars of the show, ministers and official representatives from all sides. 

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