“a really, really tough case” that defies historical parallels. Foreign involvement in the Syrian Civil War refers to political, military and operational support to parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria that began in March 2011, as well as active foreign involvement. Most parties involved in the war in Syria receive various types of support from foreign countries and entities based outside Syria. The ongoing conflict in Syria is widely described as a series of overlapping wars between the regional and world powers, primarily between the U.S. and Russia as well as between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The Syrian Civil War has had a profound effect of all Syrians as well as neighbouring countries and the international community. With more than 11 million homeless Syrians comes consequences beyond what most of the world population has ever experienced or anticipated. Of the displaced, almost 5 million are refugees outside Syria and around 6 million have been displaced inside Syria, with half of all displaced Syrians being children. The main causes of displacement amongst the population is the violence committed by all sides of the war, and which often targets civilians or centres of high civilian activity (such as markets, hospitals, schools, workplaces or high density residential areas). One main group heavily affected by the conflict
The parties involved in many civil wars are often not just limited to the country in which the war is actually taking place. Often, other countries will give aid to one side of the conflict or even involve their own military forces. Recent examples of such occurrences include Russian, American, and Turkish involvement in the present Syrian Civil War and the NATO bombing campaign during the Kosovo War. These countries expend massive amounts of resources and lose great numbers of troops in these conflicts often to uncertain ends. This begs the question: Why do foreign powers involve themselves in the civil wars of other countries? It is possible that such interventions occur because the intervening party believes that they could make strategic gains by doing so. Another theory is that countries intervene when they feel that there is a moral obligation to get involved in the conflict (Kim 2012, 19). However, even when circumstances seem to be in favor of a foreign power intervening, they do not involve themselves. This paper will test these hypotheses by examining the intervention by the United States and Russia primarily in the current Syrian Civil War and attempt to discern their motives for
The Persian Gulf, the critical oil and gas –producing region that we fought so many wars to try and protect our economy from the adverse impact of losing that supply or having it available only at a very high cost. (John Bolton, George w. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations) (Gibson,2014) It is essentially true that Syria is a country with abundant natural resources. This can be illustrated by the comment mentioned above that America has always taken a keen interest to the Middle East to reap the benefit of huge oil and gas industry. Since Syria is the second largest oil producer after Iraq, a huge political economy worked behind America’s decision to wage war on Syria, which left a disastrous impact on overall development of Syria. America’s foreign policy focuses predominantly on interest- seeking for them even at the expense of the entire world. President Barack Obama’s secretary once said ”US foreign policy is not driven by actually what people want, but by what is best for America”(Gibson,2014) Syria with all its natural resources could have been one of the leading economies in the world, but due to interest seeking so called super powers of the world they are experiencing a painful nightmare that their country has ever seen before. Nearly all major cities coupled with their all infrastructures have been demolished. Hundreds and thousands of people fled the country
The war, which has engulfed Syria, continuously attracts the attention of journalists and diplomats. It has already taken lives of at least 76000 people (Gladstone and Ghannam 4). Moreover, this confrontation has turned millions of Syrian citizens into refugees who need to seek asylum in various countries. To some degree, this conflict illustrates the instability of countries located in the Middle East. One cannot easily identify a single underlying cause of this war. Instead, much attention should be paid to the combination of factors that are related to the political landscape of the country, its religious tensions, economic recession, and
Throughout history, many countries and states have gone to war and fought each other. These conflicts could have a laundry-list of reasons as to why they are occurring, such as natural resources, attempts to gain land, and access and occupation of highly regarded religious sites. War and battling for resources and other materials has been no new topic to us all, but there is one conflict that has blown the lid off everything that world has ever seen. This war has two names, the Syrian Civil War, and the War in Syria. The atrocities that have been witness and or inflicted upon others is absolutely unacceptable, and must be stopped.
Central idea: Toward the end of the speech, the listeners should have a brief understanding on how the civil war started in Syria, who is involved, and the significant events that have occurred so far
Genocide is the brutal killing of a large group of people, in most cases it is based on their nationality or ethnicity. Genocide is occurring in Syria. This means that many civilians are being killed for doing nothing wrong. The crisis in Syria started out since 2011. The Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, started attacking peaceful protesters with many deadly sources. Those actions have now caused a civil war between soldiers who support the president and the rebels who do not want to see the president in power. Families are leaving to look for safety and a better future. Many Syrians are forced to flee their country and are becoming refugees. The crisis in Syria has caused the greatest refugee movements in our recent history. Syrians are
“As demonstrations continued to spread in Syria, the government increased its efforts to overwhelm protesters with military force, deploying soldiers and tanks to protest sites around the country” (Britannica). With all this violence going on, Syria eventually becomes a proxy war. Many neighboring and ally countries such as Iran, Russia, Turkey, the US and Saudi Arabia intervened in what is now becoming a national issue. The countries are split between those fighting with the rebels opposed to the Assad regime and those in fighting in favor of Assad.
The Syrian Civil War has become now an international conflict between USA and its allied groups and Russia and its allied groups. USA and its allied groups support free Syrian army who are fighting against Syrian Government Bashar Al Asad. On the other hand. Russia support Syrian Government Bashar Al Asad. The two super power(USA and Russia) are engaging Syria war for their own benefit. Russia supports Syrian Government for remaining historical relation between Russia and Syria. By remaining good relations with Syrian Government Russia can control Middle East by using Syrian sea port Turtas and Russia economically will be beneficiated. On the other hand USA is involving Syrian war for supporting its Middle East allied groups(Saudi Arab, turkey, Israel) who are the neighboring country of Syria and they are supporting free Syrian army. The other causes of USA behind involving Syria war are to continue oil business and weapon business well.
In 2011, there was a small crowd of 13 year old boys who painted “The government must go” on the side of their school. The boys were taken into custody by security forces and tortured, until they almost died, for writing this anti-government graffiti. This is what sparked the crackdowns leading to the Syrian civil war. These crackdowns started when the people of a small city made for the streets to protest against the harsh and cruel torture of the students responsible for the anti-government graffiti. After wavering between force and reform, the British trained doctor, and president, Bashar al-Assad, set off the series of withering crackdowns by doing things like sending tanks into peaceful cities as police forces started
As seen on television, Syria is in disarray and in the midst of a deadly conflict. This conflict did not appear out of nowhere. In fact, this Syrian Civil war is the result of a variety of historic and contemporary factors. In the middle of a grosme civil war, Syria is experiencing consistent intervention by world powers like the United States of America and Russia, a variety of human rights abuses and the ever growing threat of islamic extremist in the region. Too many political scientist and historians Due to foreign intervention, a political power vacuum, religious strafe and the Arab Spring it isn't surprising to political scientist and historians that all of these factors have contributed
The war in Syria has displaced an average of 12.5 million people (Connor Key Facts). Some internationally displaced people in Syria have no humanitarian aid (i.e. food, water, medicine). About 100,000 have perished trying to flee the country by way of land or sea. The Syrian War began in 2011 when groups of Syrian students initiated revolts against the government because they did not agree with how the country was being run. Their frustrations with President Assad’s leadership triggered a massacre on the students. This horrific act pushed the country into civil war. Many nations, including the United States, called for Assad to relinquish his power, but he refused to step down from power. By the year 2013, the civil war had killed 90,000 people and this number would increase to 250,000 by 2015. The revolutionaries, Syrian citizens who want change, received support from the U.S. while Assad received support from Russia. During this dispute, other groups have joined the war causing even more terror and destruction, including the Islamic State (ISIS) (Thompson).
Since the Syrian Civil War started, there are horrible things going around all over the world. As two superpowers of the world, the Russian and US governments have been taking positions in this war too. According to Putin (2013), the Syrian War is not just a battle for democracy. There are many different religious groups who are fighting with each other and the government to take the control of the country. Not just Arabian mercenaries, there are hundreds of militants from Western countries and Russia are fighting there. When these militants return to their countries, they might be in an endeavor to do awful things.
To understand what is happening in Syria today, it is helpful to look back at the country’s history. Opposition movements started under the Ottoman Empire, with underground groups fighting the Ottomans for the independence of their country, resulting in a brief period of autonomy in 1920. After the partition of the Ottoman Empire at the San Remo conference, the country was put under French mandate with the approval of the League of Nations however revolts continued against the new rulers. To maintain control, France incited historical sectarian divisions: “during the period of the French mandate (1920-46), sectarian divisions were deliberately incited in order to suppress Arab nationalism” (Fildis, 2012). However, the fight against a common enemy brought together Sunnis, Shias, Alawites, Druzes and Christians Syrians. Eventually, the parties negotiated a Treaty of Independence. After autonomy, turmoil continued, leading to a series of military coups and counter-coups. As Mansfield describes: “the men who had led the struggle against the French did not prove adept at the