The war in Syria has been ranging on for 5 years now. It seems that Russia has given the Syrian regime a new lease of life and Assad is about to turn the tables decisively in his favour. I postulate that the quickest way to stop the war is to hit directly at the decision makers and their interests. This should start by declaring Assad a wanted criminal. I don't mean to be harsh or vindictive but when the movers and shakers are affected quicker solutions emerge. This technique was exploited albeit tentatively against Serbia during its repression of Kosovo.