Syrian crisis: Threat to global security

Singh, Akanksha (2014) Syrian crisis: Threat to global security. Journal of Politics and Governance, 3 (1). pp. 103-107. ISSN 2456-8023

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The Syrian conflict remains unabated since the very beginning of Arab Spring in 2011, which had its outset in Tunisia. With one of the most troubling foreign policy matters facing the international community, the conflict portrays a struggle between the despotic regime of Bashar al-Assad and the opposition seeking to create a democratic Syria. This research will unravel the closely knit effects of U.S. intervention on such critical dynamics and will highlight the military advantages and disadvantages of both the forces. The Syrian turbulence has its long-term repercussions not only within the country but over the entire Middle East, notably the neighboring countries. The paper also addresses certain grave issues of the Syrian crisis namely, funding of the opposition and necessary humanitarian aid for the casualties and refugees. Finally, it entails a discussion of an active and limited intervention of various Arab countries mainly Saudi Arabia and Qatar that play a significant role in strengthening of the rebel forces. The author argues that with an escalation in the intensity of the debate over the response of the United States in Syrian turmoil, what might be alluring to the West from a moral vantage point might also have contravening consequences.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Syrian Conflict | Extremists | Refugees | U.S Policy | Qatar | Saudi Arabia
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 09:57
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 09:57
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