Evolution and Outlook of the Syrian Crisis

Thomas Pierret

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The current shape of the Syrian crisis derives from three key developments witnessed in 2013. Two of them directly strengthened the Assad regime after a succession of military setbacks: first, the growing in- volvement of foreign Shia militias such as the Leba- nese Hezbollah on the side of loyalist forces, starting with the battle for al-Qusayr in the spring; second, the United States’ decision to respond diplomati- cally, rather than militarily, to the chemical attack car- ried out in Damascus in August.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEMed. Mediterranean Yearbook 2014
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherIEMed. Institut Europeu de la Mediterranià
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


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