The Conflict in Syria, the involvement of Islamic State, and the refugee crisis in Europe

Clive Williams

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Abstract

Professor Williams explains the background to the civil war which has been raging in Syria since 2011, describes the situation as at October 2015, and addresses some of the consequences of the war, such as the emergence of Islamic State and its caliphate, and an overwhelming flow of refugees towards Europe, causing a migrant crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalUnited service
Volume67
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Syria
  • Bashar al-Assad
  • United States
  • Israel
  • 2011 uprising
  • Islamic State
  • Hezbollah
  • Free Syrian Army
  • Kurds
  • European migration crisis
  • Alawite
  • Shia
  • Sunni
  • United Nations
  • Turkey
  • Arab League
  • Russia, Iran
  • China

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