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Crisis Syria: A Multi-Protagonist ‘Theatre’ of War

Journal: IPRI Journal (Vol.18, No. I)

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Page : 154-175

Keywords : Syrian Crisis; Regional Powers; Global Powers; Trump Administration; Russia;

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The Syrian Crisis, given vested interests of regional and global powers, has now become one of the most complex and protracted catastrophes. Six years after the onset of the conflict, the region had slowly moved towards the possibility of a negotiated settlement through discussions (which though inconclusive) remained ongoing. The chemical attacks on Khan Sheikhoun and the consequent unilateral missile attack by the United States (US) on the Al-Shayrat airbase shows lack of interest to engage in peace. In response to the missile attack, the decision by the Russians to strengthen the Syrian Army has augmented the severity of the situation. The article analyses the change of tactics by the US and President Trump‘s ensuing policy which shows the desire of his administration to rest on military superiority and its will to renew the era of US adventurism in a hotspot such as the Middle East. An analysis of his actions in Syria is accomplished through the prism of security and political complexities in the region and the interwoven roles of regional players.

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