Tangled Web: The Syrian Civil War and Its Implications

@article{Carpenter2013TangledWT,
  title={Tangled Web: The Syrian Civil War and Its Implications},
  author={T. G. Carpenter},
  journal={Mediterranean Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={1 - 11}
}
Western news media outlets have paid considerable attention to the civil war in Syria, but much of the coverage is simplistic and melodramatic. Too many accounts portray the conflict as a Manichean struggle between the evil, brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad and noble freedom fighters seeking to create a new, democratic Syria. The reality is far more complex and murky. Syria’s turmoil has troubling, long-term implications not only for that country but for the Middle East as a whole, and even for… Expand
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