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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

Ukrainian Jews Used As Political Pawns To Start Civil War And Justify Russia’s Invasion?

News : The Inquisitr - News (17 hours ago)

Are the Ukrainian Jews being used as political pawns in order to foment the fires of a civil war and give Vladimir Putin a reasonable justification to have Russia invade Ukraine? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the story began... Read Post


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