More than 5,000 protesters occupied the main square of Homs, Syria on Monday, vowing to occupy the site until President Bashar Assad is ousted. Meanwhile, amid fears of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the besieged rebel city of Misrata, U.S. officials defended America's role in the NATO-led mission. We discuss recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
Update: the Middle East and North Africa
Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center
Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, professor of political science and sociology, and a founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy
Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report, and executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project