Carnegie Middle East Center director Maha Yahya, joined Liu Xin’s on The Point to discuss the situation in Syria, and the likelihood of Syrian refugees returning home. Yahya explained that elections are not the way to go in Syria: the country remains mired in conflict and elections are not likely to be free or representative. Yahya added that only a serious discussion about political transition can guarantee inclusive political processes, and ensure the safety and security of Syrians both inside and outside the country.

This was originally broadcast on CCTV News.