Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy says the White House will be hard-put to find allies in a post-Assad Syria and currently faces open hostility from within the rebels ranks.
The civil war in Syria is closing in on the capital, Damascus. There have been a series of bomb attacks in and around the city this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with freelance reporter, Mikel Ayestaran, who left Damascus on Thursday.
Through 21 months of fighting in Syria, a French ex-pat has refused to leave the country. Instead, he runs a night club in Damascus. Bar-owner Jean Pierre Duthion explains to Host Marco Werman why he will host a New Year's celebration.
Rebels in Syria are making bombs and improvized explosive devices to assist in their struggle against government forces. The BBC's James Reynolds went to see a rebel bomb-making factory and training center, and describes it to anchor Marco Werman.
The US joined 11 other nations Thursday in agreeing to "change the balance of power on the ground" in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would provide non-lethal aid to rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
It's been 10 years since American troops entered Iraq and helped topple Saddam Hussein. Marco Werman speaks with veteran Middle East reporter Jane Arraf on what life is like for Iraqis a decade since the US-led invasion.
Two years after the start of the war in Syria, Rania Abouzeid, the Middle East Correspondent for Time magazine assesses the emotional toll the conflict has taken on its citizens. She tells anchor Marco Werman about the sights and sounds she can't forget.