On Tuesday (April 18), the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria launched an initiative to solve the Syrian crisis, in order to reach a peaceful and democratic solution that would end the suffering of millions of the Syrian people.
Commenting on this, the writer and political analyst residing in Damascus, Ahmed al-Darzi, considered the initiative launched by the Autonomous Administration as an important step, but he said: "Despite the Syrians' need for a political solution, and they are on the verge of it, it does not notice the accelerating regional changes, and the path of going towards a new regional system, which requires a political solution, based on centralization in the administration of the state, while recognizing the specificities of the various regions, and the need for expanded administrative decentralization, without its political specificity.
He also indicated that Damascus' opinion is clear regarding dialogue, adding that the government "is ready for dialogue, but on its terms, according to the strength cards it has accumulated."
Al-Darzi pointed out that "Damascus is supposed to deal with the initiative, as a positive step, in terms of searching for a solution, and the matter requires understanding from both sides, because the Autonomous Administration in its current form cannot accept it, just as the intense centralization is no longer suitable for restoring building the Syrian state, the matter needs to round the corners, to find a common denominator between them.
As for the role that the Arab countries and the United Nations can play in finding a solution between the Damascus government, the Autonomous Administration, and the democratic forces, al-Darzi said: "There is a discrepancy between the Arab countries among themselves on the one hand, and between the United Nations on the other hand, and the political solution is subject to the new power equations." Regionally and internationally, the West Asia region after the Saudi-Iranian reconciliation differs from what came before it, and therefore the role of the United Nations will be to endorse the political solution legally, while the Arab countries will be behind Saudi Arabia with any agreement on this solution that achieves what was agreed upon.