Three years and 150,000 deaths later, there seems to be no stopping a Syrian president whose forces can shrug off fresh allegations of pipe bombs and nerve gas. After all, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with Ukraine, and is in no mood to open a new front against Syria's backers Iran and Russia. But has the pendulum swung for good in favour of Assad? And with talk of red lines a distant memory, can he simply ignore the West?
Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council
Director, HRW France
Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Special Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Middle East