Syria as an Arena of Strategic Competition

Syria as an Arena of Strategic Competition

Jeffrey Martini
Erin York
William Young
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 12
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt2jc9hh
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    Syria as an Arena of Strategic Competition
    Book Description:

    Less than two years since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, localized protests have morphed into full-blown civil conflict, and external actors have become involved as well. RAND conducted an analytic exercise to generate a greater understanding of the parties and issues in play, including the actors, their motivations, and potential impact of their activities.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-7961-9
    Subjects: History, Technology

Table of Contents

  1. Syria as an Arena of Strategic Competition
    (pp. 1-10)
    Jeffrey Martini, Erin York and William Young

    Less than two years since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, localized protests have morphed into full-blown civil conflict. What began as youths scrawling anti-regime graffiti in Daraa has given way to a countrywide insurgency that pits regime loyalists against a hodgepodge of army defectors, volunteers, and committed jihadists. Parallel to this internal escalation, the conflict has drawn in external actors, including both Syria’s neighbors and extra-regional powers. There is a cruel irony in Syria emerging as an arena of strategic competition: The country that has traditionally used neighboring states as terrain for prosecuting its own conflicts has now...

  2. Back Matter
    (pp. 11-12)