Carrie Gracie talks with the Ribal al-Assad, exiled cousin of the Syrian president. After 40 years of dynastic rule, can anyone in the Assad family bring Syria out of its crisis?
Syria's dictatorship at first seemed immune to the wave of unrest engulfing the Arab world. But now the country is in the grip of mass protest and repression. Human rights activists say 1,400 people have been killed and 10,000 arrested.
President Obama's message to President Bashar al-Assad is blunt: lead the transition or get out of the way. But the brutality of the government's crackdown on protestors suggests he is not listening.
Carrie Gracie talks with the president's cousin Ribal al-Assad, who is in exile and campaigning for democratic freedoms. But after four decades of dynastic rule, can anyone in the Assad family help Syria find a way out of its crisis?