Just a year ago, it appeared that rebel forces would topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But this week, the rebels have lost control of several cities and Assad now appears to be planning for re-election. It appears that three years of civil war won't be over any time soon. Also, could a diplomatic pact ease conflict in Ukraine? On today's Talking Point, 15 months on the job and $58 million in severance pay.
Banner image: A survivor sits on the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 6, 2014. Photo: Hosam Katan/Reuters