Past Events

The 4th CSS International Conference on Syria: “The Syrian War: Later Evolution, Future Prospects”

1-3 August 2018 in St Andrews, Scotland

The main theme of the conference was the late Uprising period since roughly 2015, with  focus on issues such as the sectarianization of the conflict; the evolution of the balance of power among groups in the conflict; governance and civil society amidst civil war in both regime and opposition areas; diplomacy and external intervention in the conflict; the Syrian diaspora; and issues of “reconciliation” and “reconstruction.”

The programme of proceedings can be found here

Link to Chrome Radio – The Syrian War; Later Evolution, Future Prospects

Syria: Moving Beyond the Stalemate

July 2015 – St Andrews


Keynote Address

Keynote Address – Professor William Zartman of Johns Hopkins University

Summary of Research

Summary of Research Presented

Responses of Participants

Responses by conference participants to the summary of findings

Recordings of Proceedings

Watch footage of the conference here

Media links

خمسة سيناريوات في سورية بينها «مناطق نفوذ» و«تقشف» النظام لحماية الساحل

Youthful Voices


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