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 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.
The Moshe Dayan Center
Paperback , 309 pages , ₪80
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses the development of a war economy in Syria and the various factors contributing to the prolongation of the conflict.
MDC Visiting Scholar Konstantinos Zarras discusses ISIS, a group descending from al-Qa'ida with an enormous impact on Iraq and Syria.
The Moshe Dayan Center and Holon Institute of Technology
Paperback , 63 pages , ₪104
Guest author Samuel Helfont discusses the history of the Sunni-Shi'i divide and its implications for the post-'Arab Spring' Middle East.
Tel Aviv Notes: Iran's Shadow Warriors: Iraqi Shi'i Militias Defending the Faithful in Syria and Iraq
Junior Research Fellow Carl Yonker discusses the participation of Iran-backed Shi'i proxy forces in the sectarian violence in Iraq and in the civil war in Syria.
Prof. Uzi Rabi and Dr. Brandon Friedman discuss Saudi Arabia's outlook on the agreement to destroy the Asad's regime's chemical weapons stockpile.
Senior Research Fellow Eyal Zisser examines the Syrian conflict in light of the possible American strike.