After 12 years of civil war and government crackdowns in Syria, the Arab League has reinstated the country.
Syria was out of the Arab League for more than a decade.
Now, President Bashar al-Assad and his regime have been welcomed back.
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The readmittance points to a warming of ties between Syria and many of its regional neighbours. But critics say calls for accountability over the country’s civil war are now fading.
So does this end al-Assad’s regional isolation? What’s next for Syria and its people?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Omar Alshogre – Former Syrian refugee and now director for detainee affairs at the Syrian Emergency Task Force
Joshua Landis – Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma
Ammar Waqqaf – Director of Gnosos, a Middle East think-tank