Analysis As Global Powers Squirm in Indecision Over Syria, Assad’s Hand Improves

Competing interests undermine attempts to convene a global summit on Syria and make military intervention increasingly unlikely.

Confusion, controversy, helplessness, frustration and despair now describe not only the rebel forces but also the superpowers that are searching for an easy solution to the Syrian crisis. A solution that will not require them to intervene militarily; a solution that will ensure that Syria is ruled by a legitimate, agreed-upon regime,...