What’s Next For Syria?

Jon Lee Anderson reflects on the Syrian regime's retaking of Homs:

With the end of the siege of Homs, Syria is in a momentary limbo. At such an interval, there is ample opportunity for the players to shift directions, and to alter the course of events. But I would hazard a bet that, historically speaking, rather than representing a final, fatal, setback for Syria’s rebels, Homs will be remembered as an iconic crucible, the turning point in which Syria’s uprising became a civil war.