Did We Underestimate Bashar al-Assad?

All signs point to yes. As the death toll reaches 10,000 in Syria, the Assad regime is perhaps more powerful—and supported—than anticipated. Reporter Rula Jebreal and Mustapha Tlili, founder of the Center for Dialogues, discuss the country’s ‘chaos’ at Newsweek & The Daily Beast.

05.17.12 10:41 PM ET