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    Syria Blames Turkey for Opposition Boycott of Astana Peace Talks

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by political commentator and analyst Marwa Osman.

    With the opposition set to boycott the latest round of Astana peace talks, is a negotiated settlement to the Syrian war slipping out of reach? 

    We are just hours away from President Trump's new travel ban executive order targeting six majority-Muslim countries. But grassroots activists and lawyers are fighting back. Jorge Baron, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Executive Director, joins Brian.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his tour of Asia today with a visit to Japan as the region reels from heightened tension and US belligerence. Patrick Lawrence, columnist and author, joins the show to discuss what's next for the continued pivot to Asia.

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