“Why Annan’s Mediation is Useless,” by Charles Crawford

UK Telegraph
July 10, 2012

In this incisive opinion piece, UK Telegraph columnist Charles Crawford examines and lays bare what he sees as an empty promise in Kofi Annan’s efforts to mediate the Syria crisis. Crawford writes, “UN former Secretary-General Kofi Annan battles on in his role as ‘mediator’ in the Syrian problem. But what exactly is a mediator in such a context?” and attempts to answer that question in a frank, pragmatic manner.

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