[QODLink]
Inside Story
Would the West interfere in Syria?
With major crackdowns on anti-government protests continuing, we ask whether the international community will step in.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2011 11:32

Anti-government protests continue across Syria; as they have almost every Friday for four months. The biggest gatherings took place in the central city of Homs, which has seen a week of escalating violence amid anti-government protests.
 
Activists say Syrian military and security forces have deployed heavily in Damascus ahead of planned protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, while a major crackdown continues in the central city of Homs.

What is the endgame, and is the West ever likely to take the Libyan route and intervene? 

Inside Story, discusses with guests George Jabbour, president of the Syrian UN Association and former advisor to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad; Marwa Daoudy, a lecturer at the department of Politics and International Relations in the Middle East Centre, Oxford University; and Radwan Ziadeh, director of the Damascus Centre for Human Rights.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Friday, July 22, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
join our mailing list