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How Syria Might End: A Reading List

I am teaching a class today in how civil wars and insurgencies end. I am also, meanwhile, writing my column for World Politics Review this week on the conflict in Syria. The following articles, then, have been on my mind as I think about how the conflict there might end: Stephen John Stedman, "Spoiler Problems in Peace Processes," International Security 22:2 (Fall 1997), pp.
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Syrian government: Talk of 'civil war' does not reflect 'reality'

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

(CNN) -- Syria's government on Thursday dismissed a U.N. official's claim that its conflict has turned into a full-scale civil war, saying the description contradicts the nature of the fight. "Any talk about civil war in Syria doesn... Read Post

Russia Is Giving Syria Helicopters, Clinton Says

News : The Two-Way (2 years ago)

She warned that such action "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." Meanwhile, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said the conflict is now a full-scale civil war. Read Post

Syria Refugees Top 3 Million With Half Of All Syrians Displaced, UN Says

News : The Inquisitr - News (5 hours ago)

Civil war in Syria has left refugees seeking asylum in bordering countries. The United Nations says that over three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighboring countries calling it the biggest operation in the UN’s 64-yea... Read Post

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