How Iran Gains From Assad Victory

Michael Young interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Syria's presidential elections help the Assad regime consolidate power and boost the regional influence of Iran and Hezbollah, says expert Michael Young.

See more in Syria; Elections


Small Steps to Syrian Transition?

Edward P. Djerejian interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Though it's unlikely the Geneva II talks on Syria will yield major breakthroughs, movement is possible on humanitarian aid, cease-fires, and prisoner exchanges, says former ambassador to Syria Edward P. Djerejian.

See more in Syria; Diplomacy and Statecraft


Looking Toward Geneva II on Syria

Frederic Hof interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

If the Geneva II conference on Syria takes place as scheduled next week, its best outcome would be a green light from Assad's regime for greater humanitarian relief, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

See more in Syria; Wars and Warfare