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Syria Conflict Dominates Discussion at U.N. General Assembly

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World leaders gathered in New York Tuesday for day two of the U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting, known as the General Debate. Syria remained the hot topic, amid sharp divisions between the U.S. and Russia over support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Separately, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met on the sidelines, and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko blasted Russia’s call for an international antiterrorism coalition. We discuss the meeting’s highlights and what may emerge from it.


Somini Sengupta, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times

Michael Nacht, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs


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