PHOTO: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

I spoke with Monocle 24’s The Daily on Tuesday night about the latest situation inside Syria, amid the collapse of efforts for a political resolution, rebel challenges on the battlefield to the Assad regime, and evidence of growing Russian intervention.

Patrick Strickland of Syria Deeply is also in the discussion, talking from Beirut about whether the effects of the Syrian conflict will spill over into Lebanon.

Listen from 5:29: