uprising

  • February 6, 2012  

    Citing security woes amid Syria’s escalating crackdown, American and British diplomats have left Damascus. Ray Suarez discusses other countries’ diplomatic and military options and the mounting pressure on Assad’s regime with the University of Oklahoma’s Joshua Landis and Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    As violence continued to ensnare Syria Tuesday, Western and Arab diplomats launched talks at the United Nations to oust the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    The 15-nation United Nations Security Council drafted an Arab League proposal Tuesday, calling for an end to the Syrian government’s crackdown on the opposition and requiring President Bahar al-Assad to hand over power to his vice president. Ray Suarez discusses the U.N initiative with U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday in Tahrir Square, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the 18-day revolution that drove President Hosni Mubarak from office last year. Margaret Warner reports on the country’s ongoing political instability. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    One year after the start of their revolution, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to Tahrir Square again on Wednesday. Margaret Warner and guests discuss how remnants from Hosni Mubarak’s rule could translate into continuing tensions for the country. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the Arab League’s plans to end his country’s 10-month old crisis Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the organization’s presence in the embattled country with Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    As the Arab League’s peace monitoring mission in Syria officially came to an end Thursday, Syrian opposition activists said security forces had killed at least 16 more people. The monitors were assessing whether President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had stopped firing on civilians as promised. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League’s role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012  

    In a public address Tuesday, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad declared his plans to defeat conspiracy against his country’s regime. John Ray of Independent Television News reports on his speech and the government’s ongoing crackdown against dissidents. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012  

    In a defiant public speech Tuesday, Syrian President Assad repeated promises of reform and plans to crush dissent against his regime. Margaret Warner discusses what’s next for Syria with former U.S. Ambassador Theodore Kattouf and Andrew Tabler, a Washington Institute fellow who lived in Syria for most of the last decade. Continue reading