Fruitful diplomacy suggests a convergence of views to press for a political solution in Syria, but the major gaps between Washington and Moscow cannot be resolved if only Moscow is willing to bear the risks of confrontation.
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That is not a reason to avoid protecting civilians, but it is a consequence that must be acknowledged, managed, and in the long-term, obviated by expanding the intervention to roll back jihadists from non-regime Syria.
But that coalition has remained mostly irrelevant to developments inside Syria, disconnected from the most important groups doing the fighting and delivering services in rebel-controlled territory. The mismanaged and illegally justified invasion of Iraq left few good options for the United States in the Arab world, but Washington has more ability to shape events than it has admitted.
Washington should use military force to protect vetted opposition groups and curtail war crimes committed by the government in Damascus. Last summer, Assad admitted in a speech that his government has suffered from manpower shortages that might force him to reconsider his goals.
After four years, people are dying, and the faction leaders are trying to put on a show to impress their sponsors. Even with full Russian engagement, greater than any seen so far, the demographics of the conflict run overwhelmingly against the government. But there are still many challenges ahead for Um Laith and other Syrian refugees in Jordan with home businesses.
September 27,3: Wikimedia, Cities and towns during the Syrian Civil War. A frank appraisal does not mean that nothing can be done other than to watch Syria burn, bemoaning that the only alternative is to start World War III with Russia.
Islamic State has declared a caliphate and staunchly opposes modern national borders, already ruling a vast, oil-rich state straddling Iraq and Syria.
The Army of Islam, like Ahrar el Sham, has tried to split the difference and create an Islamist-nationalist hybrid model, but its rhetoric and governance have failed to win the trust of secular and non-Muslim Syrians. A robust intervention will not bring an immediate end to the war. Lebanon, stymied by an ongoing constitutional crisis, has made less tangible progress but continues to engage donors around the Statement of Intent made at the London Conference.
Any serious intervention will carry real risks and if successful will bring halting, perhaps incremental dividends. In such circumstances, conflict management, containment, and mitigation are wiser aims than outright resolution.
The recommendations made below are direct result of a series of interviews and research that took place over the course of the last 6 months. For now, however, she believes securing a permit or registering her business would be complicated and possibly dangerous.
Sound management of U. At best, a more aggressive U. But the spreading crackup of sovereignty and spread of violence throughout the Levant turns out—not surprisingly—to pose a threat to more than the just lives, well-being, and stability of the hundreds of millions who live in the Middle East and its environs.
Opponents of Assad, on the other hand, avoid the ugly state of affairs on the opposition side. Governments can spur job creation that supports not only individuals, but communities as a whole, by streamlining the business registration process and making the process easily accessible, particularly for vulnerable populations.
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In contrast, while Syria was a center of religious tolerance, it came under attack from Wahhabist-inspired tribesmen operating out of mod-ern-day Saudi Arabia in the period be-tween and This early ten-sion between Syria and Saudi Arabia is exploited in some of the Assad re-gime’s current propaganda.
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2. The basic elements. Syria’s health: an overview of current knowledge and policy priorities Headlines to be in humanitarian need as of January Furthermore, Syria ranks top across the Middle East and North Africa in terms of the proportion of the population in need of access to basic health services (63%) and protection (74%).
Policy brief: Syria. Transitioning to Long-Term Development Programs As the Syrian crisis continues, NGOs have had difficulty deciding on whether to treat the crisis as an emergency response or as a long-term development program One third of the NGO employees interviewed mentioned the need for a longer view of the crisis.
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This policy brief identifies four tools the Syrian regime has at its disposal to control the return of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) to their previous areas of residence.
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