Syria's government has denounced sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad by the European Union. EU officials added Assad to a list of people affected by travel bans and asset freezes in response to the government's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
London-based activist Ausama Monajed, is leading Syria's online opposition and says that the Syrian government won't be able to stop change simply by shutting down telephone lines or by closely monitoring Internet-based protest, as they have for years.
But Syria expert Josh Landis of the University of Oklahoma, describes deep divisions in Syria, where many residents are fearful of change. Landis said, "You know the anxiety for many Assyrians is.... who is leading this revolution, what do they want, who's going to take over, are we going to have stability?" We look at what's next for Syria with Landis and Monajed.
- Syria Comment: Politics, history and religion
- Twitter: Ausama Monajed
- Facebook: A Syrian protest site run by a Muslim Brotherhood member in Sweden
This segment aired on May 24, 2011.