As the conflict destabilizes Syria, Washington must finally face the hard choice: Either compromise with Iran, or decisively support and arm the rebels.
The Syrian peace talks in Switzerland are mired in turmoil and controversy before they even began.
As the Syrian civil war intensifies, it appears to outsiders as a conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims. But as Reese Erlich reports from Damascus, it's far more complicated.
Correspondent Reese Erlich reports from Damascus on the growing sectarian divide and future prospects for peace.
Once a safe haven for Middle Eastern Christians, Syria has become a place where Christians are targeted for kidnapping and murder.
Ultra-conservative Muslims are divided on the role of violence in a war marked by religious divisions.
US-supported rebels are losing ground to both ultra-conservative Islamist rebels and the Assad regime.
Syrian Christians now fear extremist rebels more than the government. Reese Erlich reports on shifting attitudes among the country's Christian minority.
Syrian Christians favored reforms at the beginning of the uprising. But after Muslim rebels attacked their neighborhoods, Christians shifted their support to the Assad regime.
A visit to the Rukaya Shrine in Damascus provides interesting insights about Hezbollah, the Syrian government and the rebels.
Syria's civil war is increasingly seen as stoking a regional conflict based on religious differences. But don't forget about political motives, analysts say.
After a two year absence, correspondent Reese Erlich looks at the devastation war has caused in the beautiful city of Damascus.