Mogherini: Syria Needs “Proxy Peace”

Syria needs a “proxy peace” instead of the proxy war that has raged in the country for six years and killed some 320,000 people, a top European Union diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said on Tuesday, March 14.

The Syrian war, which has also displaced millions, continues unabated, largely due to the international community’s failure to agree on how to end it, with the United States and Russia, as well as their respective regional allies, backing rival sides.

EU capital Brussels will host an international conference on Syria on April 5, hoping to create a new momentum. It has, however, long played only a marginal role international efforts to resolve the conflict.





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