Syria as an arena of strategic competition

"With the regional balance of power hinging on the outcome of the Syrian uprising, RAND conducted an analytic exercise to generate a greater understanding of how external actors are shaping the conflict."--Rand Corporation web site

Main Author: Martini, Jeffrey
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation, Intelligence Policy Center (U.S.)
Other Authors: York, Erin, Young, William
Format: eBook
Published: [Place of publication not identified] Rand Corporation 2013, ©2013
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Mapping external influence in Syria
  • Asymmetry of interests
  • Internal actors in the Syrian conflict
  • The Assad regime and its supporters
  • Opposition actors
  • Reluctant internal actors
  • Relationship between internal and external actors
  • The effect of future developments on the calculus of external affairs
  • Spillover effects
  • Conclusion
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 9-10)