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World powers reach ceasefire in Syria




UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds up a map of Syria during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, southern Germany, on February 12, 2016.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds up a map of Syria during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, southern Germany, on February 12, 2016.
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Secretary of State John Kerry announced that major world powers have reached a ceasefire in Syria that will begin in one week.

The US was among 17 nations to meet in Munich to figure out a way to dial down violence in Syria. The group also has agreed to speed up and commit additional resources to humanitarian aid to the country.

But Kerry cautioned that while an agreement has been reached, it still takes the full commitment of each country to make the ceasefire a lasting reality.

Guests:

Alan Johnston, Middle East analyst for the BBC based in London. He has been the BBC's correspondent in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and the Gaza Strip. He tweets from @AlanJohnstonBBC

Mohsen Milani, Professor of Politics, and the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, University of South Florida