Gaddafi Against the Ropes, Assad Remains Defiant

Aug 22, 2011
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Moammar Gaddafi is such a bizarre and erratic person that even as rebels assert control over Tripoli, it is impossible to confidently call for negotiations or predict his current location, says Robin Wright on CNN's American Morning


 

In Syria, Wright said that sanctions alone will not be enough to bring down Bashar al-Assad and the international community may be in for a very long squeeze on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown.

 

Wright spoke more in-depth on the revolts across the Arab world on The Diane Rehm Show, saying the taking of Tripoli is a critical turning point and could be the beginning of "phase two" of the Arab Spring, injecting some new life into protests and reform efforts in countries across the Middle East region