Syria: Peacemaking or prosecutions?

Helena Cobban
7 min readNov 5, 2019

On October 30, representatives of Syria’s government, opposition, and civil society came together in Geneva at the inaugural meeting in Geneva of the Syrian Constitution Committee (SCC), the most promising effort yet to negotiate an end to the country’s hyper-destructive civil war.

Opening session of the SCC, Geneva

But just the day before the SCC opened, a court in Germany charged two former Syrian intelligence officers, residents of…

Helena Cobban

Veteran analyst of global affairs, with some focus on the Middle East. Senior Fellow, Ctr for International Policy. Fuller bio at my Wikipedia page.