Things in Syria are getting interesting, although it is not getting much press in the US, as our attention is focused elsewhere. As I mentioned below the Syrians are understandably concerned about the Syrian Accountability Act, now before congress which would:
1) A ban on military and dual-use technology exports to Syria;
2) A ban on any financial assistance to U.S. businesses for their investments or other activities in Syria.
3) Also, the President must impose two additional sanctions from a menu of six, including a ban on U.S. exports to Syria, a ban on U.S. business investment in Syria, downgrading the U.S. diplomatic representation to Syria (at present, there is a U.S. ambassador), and travel restrictions on Syrian diplomats in the U.S., and others.