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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MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman analyzes the roles of Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Syrian conflict, and argues that Russia's increased military presence in Syria has placed Moscow as a pivotal regional power broker.
In the latest Mideast Monitor, Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy Weitzman examines the refugee crisis out of Syria, and addresses the question of why the Gulf states have not as yet accepted Syrian refugees.
MDC Researcher Dr. Michael Barak has published an article on E-International Relations, wherein he discusses the destruction of antiquities by the Islamic State.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyzes the implications of Russian and Iranian military intervention in Syria.
In his latest Mideast Monitor, Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that it may be impossible to restore a unified Syrian state, post Syrian Civil War.
In the latest issue of Middle East Crossroads, Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyzes the latest developments and current power dynamics in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyses the cumulative effect of recent Syrian rebel achievements and their implications in the broader struggle for Syria.
Guest scholar Dr. Matthieu Cimino explains how the Druze in Suwayda are responding to the Syrian civil war.
In this article from the April 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Michael Barak examines the use of social media to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Yarmouk Refugee Camp.
Aymenn al-Tamimi's lecture at the MDC about his visit to northern Syria during Fall 2014. In English.