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
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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.
In this article from the March 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the Turkish military operation to relocate the tomb of Süleyman Şah.
Tel Aviv Notes: An Alliance between Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State on the Lebanese-Syrian Frontier?
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker provides analysis of the implications of a potential alliance between Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State.
Dr. Sadiq J. al-Azm discusses the factors that produced the Syrian Civil War.
In this article from the November 2014 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the reaction in Turkish social media to current regional developments, including the fight between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State in Kobani.
In this article from the November 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt analyzes the Iranian social media reaction to the current battle between the Islamic State and the Kurds in Kobani.
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker examines the situation of Syria's Christian minority, who are caught in the middle of a bloody civil war.