Dr. John Jandali’s presentation to the National Security Forum last week provided a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the rebellion in Syria. Jandali discussed the powerbase of the Assad Family, the ethnic division of the country, the desperate nature of the opposition (both inside and outside Syria), the implications for neighboring states and radical elements (especially Iran and Hezbollah), and the interest in key outside powers (U.S. / Russia).
Dr. Jandali is in daily contact with key players inside Syria. I think you will find his analysis of the events in Syria and his recommendations regarding military intervention (against) and for a Russian/U.S. led diplomatic solution to be of great interest. At our request, Jandali has provided a comprehensive overview in the attached document that provides more background and detail with respect to his analysis.