CFR ON SYRIA ...Cranking up Pressure on Syria Interviewee: Andrew Tabler, Next Generation Fellow, Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy http://www.cfr.org/syria/cranking-up-pressure-syria/p25649
Most of the opposition's would-be leaders are overseas right now. Do they have any coordinated view of what kind of deal Assad would accept in exchange for quitting?
Most of those who are in exile coordinate with those on the ground in Syria. So, there is some overlap between the exiles and the domestic opposition. They're trying to close ranks and come up with a plan for a post-Assad Syria. That's hard work. That's what they're working on at the moment. The United States and Turkey, which hosted a number of conferences, and the Arab countries, will become involved in this process as people try to look toward a Syria without Assad.