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 his October 2016 'Mideast Monitor' column for the Jerusalem Report, Senior Researcher Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the partial cease-fire agreed upon by the United States and Russia will not ultimately result in a termination of the Syrian conflict.
MDC Summer 2016 intern Hannah Nowikow explores the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
In this article from the June 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt discusses the use of social media by the Iran regime to memorialize their fallen in Syria.
MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman explains the spread of chemical weapons in Syria through the lens of recently published reports from a UN-OPCW fact finding team.
In this article from the March 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, AMSITAU fellow Natasha Spreadborough discusses the use of SNS in combating the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Beehive: Ghawwar Tosha: How the Spokesperson for Syrian Arab Nationalism Became a Servant in a Persian Temple
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.