February 1, 2012
The UN Security Council has agreed it wants to avoid military intervention in Syria – but differences remain over the way ahead. The U.S. – as well as its European and Arab allies – want President Assad out of power. For its part, Russia says the UN shouldn’t be used as a platform for excessive interference in Syrian affairs. Neil Clark, a journalist and contributor to the Guardian, believes that Russia’s stance on Syria has much more international support than one may assume.