Scott Lucas spoke with Monocle 24’s The Daily on Thursday night about the political battle at the Geneva II talks on Syria, with Russia trying to regain the initiative on behalf of the Assad regime.

Listen to discussion from 15:38 on The Daily homepage or in a separate pop-out window

The conversation includes Russia’s maneuvers to counter a United Nations resolution on humanitarian aid, the likelihood that both sides will seek an “all-out military fight” inside Syria, and the difference between this conflict and the Lebanese Civil War.

“Has anything been accomplished from these talks? No.”