Israel-Palestine: How regional instability is impacting Syria

Experts assess the impact of instability in the Middle East on Syria.

Special event
23 April 2024 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

Event video

Experts discuss how the conflict is impacting the Syrian regime and its relationships with regional countries.

The aftermath of Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel continues to affect neighbouring countries with the impacts being felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

In Syria, tensions have been escalating as Israel increasingly becomes a target for missile and drone strikes by different armed actors, with attacks reaching deeper into its territory. In response, Israel has intensified its offensive, conducting near-daily strikes and targeting high-profile commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

This escalation is also affecting US forces in Syria and north-eastern Jordan, with attacks in February resulting in the first US casualties. While there is no indication that a full-scale regional conflict is imminent, ongoing military action underscores the significant threat posed by Israel’s adversaries in Syria.

In this webinar, a panel of experts will examine:

  • What is Syria’s role in the current regional landscape?
  • How are various actors, including state entities and armed groups, involved in escalating or defusing tensions?
  • How is the conflict impacting the Syrian regime and its relationships with regional countries?
  • What are the possible scenarios for further escalation and the implications for Syria’s stability?

This event is part of Chatham House’s ongoing work focusing on the Israel-Palestine conflict.