SYRIA AT THE CROSSROADS

There is growing concern in the United States that if the bloody struggle for power in Syria continues unabated, the sectarian-ethnic polarizations of the country will deepen, prospects for political solution will recede and radical groups such as al-Nusra Front will gain ascendancy. Syria, "could become fragmented along confessional and religious line" said Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward Djerejian in a recent interview with Al Arabiya.