Syria

Interview

No Easy Answers in Syria

Ed Husain interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

CFR's Ed Husain discusses the significance of a newly formed coalition of Syrian opposition groups and whether a real political settlement can be achieved anytime soon.

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Syria's Bloody Stalemate

Peter Harling interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A brutal crackdown continues, the opposition resists a political solution, and a divided international community offers no new alternatives, says expert Peter Harling.

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Merits of a Syrian Cease-Fire

Ed Husain interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

A deadline for cease-fire in Syria is set, but the international community remains divided on ways forward. CFR's Ed Husain says many questions remain about opposition unity, leadership transition, and whether it will be possible to keep the peace.

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Pressuring a Defiant Syria

Mohamad Bazzi interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Syria is faced with an increasing number of international sanctions for its bloody crackdown against protesters. CFR's Mohamad Bazzi says the crises facing the regime are unprecedented, but the regime doesn't appear to be giving in.

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Will Syria Follow Libya?

Edward C. Luck interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters didn't trip the same alarm bells as Libya's did for the UN Security Council, but the international community is gradually losing patience with Assad, says expert Edward Luck, a special advisor to the UN secretary-general.

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Cranking up Pressure on Syria

Andrew Tabler interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

With Bashar al-Assad's government thumbing its nose at global anger as it continues a violent crackdown on protesters, the international community should step up pressure and invoke tough sanctions against Syria's oil exports, says expert Andrew Tabler.

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