JOHN HOCKENBERRY: Do you see a negotiated solution here — and that would involve people who really don’t have any warmth for each other — actually sitting down at the table across from each other?

CHARLES GLASS: There can only be a negotiated solution. Neither side in the conflict, neither the Assad regime or the Islamist, have the power to defeat the other. They can bleed the other, which means basically bleeding all of the Syrian people. In the mean time, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and the United States should be leaning on the rebels to stop fighting, and Iran and Russia should be leaning on the regime to put an end to the fighting, and come up with some patchwork, even temporary agreement to stop the fighting and allow Syrians to come home and rebuild their lives.

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