Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, along with Stephen J. Stedman, also a senior fellow at Freeman Spogli, offered comments on Kofi Annan’s resignation.
Annan became the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria in February, with the goal of getting both sides to put down their weapons. His six-point plan for peace, however, was never fully implemented. Annan stated, “It is impossible for me or anyone to compel the Syrian government and also the opposition to take the steps to bring about the political process. As an envoy, I can't want peace more than the protagonists, more than Security Council or the international community, for that matter.”
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