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Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has been a political outcast for years, but now the Arab League has welcomed him back into their regional club. What’s behind the shift? And what does it change?

This episode features:

Wafa Ali Mustafa, Syrian activist
Qutaiba Idlbi, nonresident senior fellow, Atlantic Council
Randa Slim, senior fellow, Middle East Institute