Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast – Syria – Multifaceted nature of US military withdrawal elevates prospects of escalation

January 25, 2019

Since the announcement of the US’ intended military withdrawal in Syria, regional stakeholders have intensified their political wrangling over influence and power in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met in Moscow on 23 January, where questions over the future of a planned security zone in Idlib dominated the discussion.

Key points include:

  • The changing nature of the Syrian conflict and how this may develop throughout the coming year
  • Regional and international ramifications of persistent divisions over the conflict
  • The likely trajectory for Syrian reconstruction throughout the coming year amid the prospects of escalation
  • Long-term implications for businesses seeking to re-engage with Syria

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