Destroying a nation The civil war in Syria

Nikolaos van Dam

Book - 2017

"Following the Arab Spring, Syria descended into civil and sectarian conflict. It has since become a fractured warzone which operates as a breeding ground for new terrorist movements including ISIS as well as the root cause of the greatest refugee crisis in modern history. In this important book, former Special Envoy of the Netherlands to Syria, Nikolaos van Dam, explains the recent history of Syria, covering the growing disenchantment with the Asad regime, the chaos of civil war and the fr...actures which led to an immense amount of destruction in the refined social fabric of what used to be the Syrian nation. Through an in-depth examination, van Dam traces political developments within the Asad regime and the various opposition groups from the Arab Spring to the present day, and provides a deeper insight into the conflict and the possibilities and obstacles for reaching a political solution"--Publisher's website

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London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd 2017.
Physical Description
xiii, 242 pages : map ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-222) and index.
Main Author
Nikolaos van Dam (author)
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  • Confrontation between the military of the regime and the opposition
  • The ambivalent Western approach to the Syria conflict
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