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    ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"i
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    February 07, 2014 3:00 AM
    Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

    ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"

    Published February 06, 2014

    Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

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    GUESTS
    Jim Malone:
    VOA National Correspondent
    Suzanne Meriden: Director of Operations, Syrian American Council
    Jennifer Merolla: Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University
    Jenny Yang: Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief