The Syrian crisis between Geneva and Astana

24 October 2017

Al Jazeera Center for Studies is organising a seminar, in collaboration with Al Jazeera Mubasher, entitled, “The Syrian Crisis between Geneva and Astana: The Paths of Political Resolution and Difference in References”, on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 7:00 pm Doha time Al Jazeera Media Institute Auditorium.

The seminar will discuss the future of the Syrian crisis between the two courses laid out in Geneva and Astana, examining the points at which the two visions meet and diverge. It will also explore the calculations of regional and international players like Moscow, Tehran and Ankara, looking at the degree to which these players’ agendas serve or conflict with the aspirations of the Syrians. Speakers will also examine the American role in Syria in light of the new US administration and Trump’s references to safe zones. Finally, the seminar will touch on the significance of the Arab absence at the Astana negotiations and its repercussions for the trajectory of the crisis and the future of Syria in general.


  • Nizar al-Haraki, Syrian ambassador in Doha
  • Tayseer Allouni, expert in Syrian affairs
  • Burhan Koroglu, Turkish academic and researcher
  • Yevgeny Sidorov, Russian political analyst