MICHAEL TOTTEN: There have, according to Bashar Assad, been some ‘mistakes’. The only real mistake by Western powers however is to believe what the President tells them.
RAMZY BAROUD: The newly unified Palestinian leadership faces a very rough few months in the lead-up to the key United Nations vote in September.
HISHAM WYNE: President Obama delivered a fluent summing up of recent developments. For those closer to the action, however, there was little new or substantive.