Below is an excerpt from my article today in Huffington Post. The full version can be read here. Comments and thoughts welcome.. leave them wherever you feel most comfortable

"The Syrian uprising coalesced around three key demands; justice, freedom and dignity. This simple call brought people out on the streets unarmed and ready to face bullets. The question today is can those three words become a set of governing principles? Can Syrians answer their own demands? And, if they can, will their neighbors apply their lessons?

The future of Syria, and that of the wider region, depends on the answers to those questions. This is something the world can help support."