Past eventResearch Event

The Long-Term Impacts of Syria’s War

27 April 2016 - 13:45 to 17:30

Chatham House, London


Raymond Hinnebusch, Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, St Andrews University
Samer Abboud, Associate Professor, Arcadia University
Rim Turkmani, Research Fellow, Civil Society & Human Security Research Unit, LSE
Christopher Phillips, Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
Zeynep Kaya, Research Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSE
Matthew Whiting, Teaching Fellow in Politics, University of Reading
Christopher Phillips, Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
Jasmine Gani, Associate Director, Centre for Syrian Studies, St Andrews University
Doris Carrion, Research Associate, MENA Programme, Chatham House



Syria’s civil war has transformed the Middle East. After five years of conflict, Syria has been shattered with violence, political instability, state weakness and economic difficulty, likely to continue for years to come whatever the fate of the current war. For neighbouring states, preventing the strife from spilling over borders has proved impossible, whether through flows of refugees, non-state fighters, radicalization or sectarianism. Meanwhile, developments in Syria have helped shift geostrategic calculations for key regional and international powers, including the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran, impacting their policies for the region as a whole. This workshop aims to explore what these transformations might mean going forward, assessing the long-term local, regional and international impacts of Syria’s civil war.

Attendance at this event is now full and registration is closed.

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