Storified by · Mon, Feb 04 2013 09:50:00
Syrian-American college student recounts visit to Aleppo
This weekend saw a promising development in Syria's brutal civil war. The leader of the main opposition coalition in Syria, Moaz al-Khatib, met with the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran for the first time. Both countries have been major supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Today, he is apparently ready to speak directly to the Assad regime.