Weighing the options for what’s next in Syria

February 13, 2012

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(AP/Courtesy of Local Coordination Committees in Syria)
Mourners gather victims who were killed by mortars and rockets during a mass funeral procession in Homs.

The Arab League wants a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the 11-month conflict in Syria. Damascus "categorically rejected" the resolution. The League's move comes one week after Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, tells Worldview what he sees as the next steps for Syria.