Syria: Is this the tipping point?

Front the Frontline Club, London, June 6th 2012

Again Syria has hit the front pages, but will the recent massacre of more than 100 people, including dozens of children in Houla be the final straw for the international community?

Syrian diplomats have been expelled from seven countries including Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Canada in a co-ordinated expression of outrage.

But what next? Will UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan be able to salvage his six-point peace plan during talks with President Bashar al-Assad? Or is civil war almost inevitable, as many commentators are now saying?

What options are on the table for the international community, the Assad regime and the opposition forces? Join us as we ask whether the deepening crisis in Syria is at a tipping point.

Chaired by Ian Black (Guardian)

With: Christopher Phillips (Queen Mary, University of London), Dr Rim Turkmani (Building the Syrian State), Nadim Shehadi (Chatham House) and Charles Glass (Freelance writer)

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