Christiane speaks with Gen. Salim Idriss, the Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army.
A new video provided by the United Nations shows monitors negotiating the release of prisoners, meeting with opposition forces, and paving way for the Syrian Red Crescent. Hopeful, albeit small, signs from Syria.
By Lucky Gold
Italy’s Foreign Minister, Guilio Terzi, fresh off the NATO summit in Chicago, was Tuesday’s guest on Amanpour.
And he suggested, for the first time, that NATO’s patience in Syria is finite and that a clock is ticking for the ceasefire: “I don’t know when the negotiations would be arrived at,” he said, “But over the next four or five weeks that would be possible. At least starting in that direction.”
This was an unexpected statement, as many believe the Annan Plan is now in place indefinitely, since it appears to be the only alternative.
Minister Terzi disagreed: “As Kofi Annan said in the Security Council, the plan is not open-ended. The plan must be given a certain time to work and be fully supported, and that is what we are doing. But there is also follow-up. If the Syrian regime continues in this behavior, we have to measure and follow-up.”
Part 1: Afghanistan, good enough? Christiane examines if the U.S. is operating under a motto of 'good enough' in Afghanistan. Part 2: Barroso: Greece has received plenty The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, says Greece has received plenty of assistance. Part 3: Taliban in Afghan classrooms CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the Taliban's efforts to take control of rural schools in Afghanistan.
Christiane Amanpour examines if the U.S. is operating under a motto of 'good enough' in Afghanistan.
The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, says Greece has received plenty of assistance.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the Taliban's efforts to take control of rural schools in Afghanistan.
Episode #24 : Monday, May 22, 2012
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker will step down from his post this summer. On May 2, he told Christiane Amanpour that "the one thing that can really defeat us [in Afghanistan] is ourselves."
"If we decide we're tired," he said, "then we can lose this."