Invite the leaders of the PYD and Democratic Syria Assembly to Geneva III
There can be no solution to the crisis in Syria that does not involve the Kurdish people, represented by the PYD and their allies in the Democratic Syria Assembly. Syrian and Iraqi Kurds have been the only credible ground forces fighting ISIS for the last year and a half. Syrian Kurds from the YPG and YPJ have retaken significant territory and established democratic governance. With their political arm, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) they have the only plausible vision for a peaceful society based on the principles of equality, ecological sustainability and universal rights in the region. It is therefore both just, and imperative that they be invited as independent delegates to the talks in Geneva. Talks held without their presence will be held in bad faith and will be doomed to failure.