The head of Syria's main opposition group resigned on Sunday (March 24), throwing the already disorganized coalition into deeper turmoil. What are the implications of Moaz al-Khatib's exit? Andrew Bowen, the Baker Institute's scholar for the Middle East, joined two other experts to discuss the surprise development at Syria Deeply, a single-issue news website covering the civil war in Syria.
"You had an opposition that had a charismatic figure to lead, and now you don"t have that leader. And it will be hard to find someone who can bridge those groups together, or a national coalition more partisan than under Khatib, so it will be much harder to have negotiations," wrote Bowen. Read his entire take here.
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