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The Reluctant Sectarianism of Foreign States in the Syrian Conflict

@inproceedings{Pierret2013TheRS,
  title={The Reluctant Sectarianism of Foreign States in the Syrian Conflict},
  author={T. Pierret},
  year={2013}
}
The sectarian character of the Syrian conflict is often mischaracterized as having been fueled by regional state actors exploiting sectarianism to advance regional agendas. A more accurate characterization is that the Syrian conflict’s internal dynamics have reshuffled regional alignments alongside unprecedentedly clear-cut sectarian dividing lines and that this has often occurred against the preferences of regional state actors − including Saudi Arabia and Iran. This is not to deny that… Expand
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