Incumbent president Bashar al-Assad won re-election in a contest many say was not free or fair.
This week on Global Journalist, we look at the results of the Syrian presidential election, and explore what Assad's victory means for the country.We also take a look at the west's response to the election, and how Syrian refugees are impacting neighboring countries like Lebanon.
- Liz Sly, the Beirut bureau chief for the Washington Post
- Oliver Holmes, a reporter for Thomson Reuters based in Beirut
- Susannah George, a freelance reporter covering Syria for PRI and Foreign Policy from Beirut