Jonathan Tepperman talks about interviewing Bashar al-Assad

I interviewed Bashar al-Assad about Syria’s civil war. He’s still too delusional to end it.

In recent weeks, Western governments have begun subtly shifting their positions on Syria. The Obama administration seems to have quietly dropped its demand that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition of peace talks. Instead, reports suggest it has embraced proposals that would allow Assad to be part of an interim deal. The new approach[…]