Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the MDC has tracked and analyzed developments as they have occured. The involvement of Iran and Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Western powers, by proxy or directly, in the Syrian conflict, has exacerbated the devastation wrought on that country, as has the emergence of the Islamic State and other Islamist groups. Below you may find our coverage of the issue, though the archives below are not exhaustive.
Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War
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In this article from the March 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Moran Levanoni discusses the transformation of Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham from an outspoken critic of the Syrian regime to an ardent supporter.
In this issue of Middle East Crossroads (צומת המזרח התיכון), Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyzes the cease-fire in Syria, as orchestrated by Russia. In Hebrew.
In this issue of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, MDC Senior Researcher Dr. Paul Rivlin examines the demographic, economic, and political implications of the war in Syria for Europe and Turkey.
In his latest "Mideast Monitor" column in the Jerusalem Report, Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the "one million Syrian refugees are imposing severe stress on the always vulnerable Jordanian economy."
Intern Marie-Sophie Roeder examines the phenomenon of abductions as practiced by opposition groups in Syria.
Professor Uzi Rabi was interviewed on "Erev Hadash," where he discussed the ongoing developments in the Syrian Civil War. In Hebrew.
Doctoral Candidate Moran Levanoni analyzes the phenomenon of Captagon - a potent stimulant - among the belligerents in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman and MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the conflict between Turkey and Russia, against the backdrop of the ongoing Syrian Civil War.