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Syria - Internal Conflict, 2011-

November 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

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Arab Spring Uprisings, 2011-
Assad, Bashar
Intervention (International Law)

Revolution, 2011-


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BBC. Syria Conflict.
Brookings Institution. Syria.
Economist. Syrian Civil War.
Federation of American Scientists. Chemical Weapons in Syria. Syria Revolution.
New York Times. Crisis in Syria.
PBS NewsHour. Your Cheat Sheet to the Syrian Conflict.
Washington Post. Timeline: Unrest in Syria.

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Ajami, Fouad.  The Syrian Rebellion.  Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution Press, 2012.  240 p.
Book call no.: 956.91042 A312s

Hokayem, Emile.  Syria's Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant.  Abingdon, UK, Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2013.  211 p. (Adelphi series; no. 438)
Book call no.: 909.82 I61a no.438

Lawson, Fred H.  Global Security Watch--Syria.  Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, 2013.  194 p. (Global security watch)
Chapter 4: Popular Uprising and Regime Response, pp. 79-106.
Book call no.: 956.91042 L425g

Lesch, David W.  Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2012.  275 p.
Book call no.: 956.91042 L625s

Martini, Jeffery and others.  Syria as an Arena of Strategic Competition.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corp., 2013.  11 p.
Book call no.: 956.91042 M386s

Mockaitis, Thomas R.  Avoiding the Slippery Slope: Conducting Effective Interventions.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute and Army War College (U.S.). Press, 2013.  86 p. (Letort papers)
See Syria, pp. 54-57.
Book call no.: 327.1170973 M688a

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.  Next Steps in Syria.  Hearing, 112th Congress, 2nd Session, August 1, 2012. Washington, GPO, 2012.  48 p. (S. hrg.; 112-608)
Book call no.: 956.91042 U58n

More books and documents on: Syria Conflict, "Syria History Protests 2011-".

Recent Articles

Ajami, Fouad.  Between Freedom and Sectarianism.  New Republic  243, no. 16:39-44  October 25, 2012.

Allison, Roy.  Russia and Syria: Explaining Alignment with a Regime in Crisis.  International Affairs  89, no. 4:795-823  July 2013.

Bartell, Dawn L. and Gray, David H.  Conflict in Syria and the Opportunity to Reduce Iran's Regional Influence and Iran's Threat to the International Community.  Global Security Studies  3, no. 4:136-147  Fall 2012.

Charap, Samuel.  Russia, Syria and the Doctrine of Intervention.  Survival  55, no. 1:35-41  February-March 2013.

Crowley, Michael.  Across The Red Line.  Time  182, no. 11:28-33  September 9, 2013.

Heydemann, Steven.  Syria and the Future of Authoritarianism.  Journal of Democracy  24, no. 4:59-73  October 2013.

Katz, Mark N.  Is Assad's Syria a "Win" for Moscow?  Current History  112, no. 756:283-284  October 2013.

Katz, Mark N.  Russia and the Conflict in Syria: Four Myths.  Middle East Policy  20, no. 2:38-46  Summer 2013.

Napolitano, Valentina.  Hamas and the Syrian Uprising: A Difficult Choice.  Middle East Policy  20, no. 3:73-85  Fall 2013.

Nashashibi, Sharif Hikmat.  Syria: A Crisis Within a Crisis.  Middle East  No. 444:12-16  June 2013.

Ratnesar, Romesh.  The Trouble With Attacking Syria.  Bloomberg Businessweek,  pp 30-32  September 2, 2013.

Tabler, Andrew J.  Syria's Collapse.  Foreign Affairs  92, no. 4:90-100  July-August 2013.

Totten, Michael J.  Syria's Endgame.  World Affairs  176, no. 2:28-34  July-August 2013.

Will the Jihadists Overreach?  The Economist  409, no. 8857:61-62  October 12th, 2013.

Zisser, Eyal.  The Failure of U.S. Policy Toward Damascus.  Middle East Quarterly  20, no. 4:59-65  Fall 2013.


Brookings Institution.  Striking Syria? Obama, Congress and Military Action. 
Panel discussion.  Video tab features highlights, Audio tab includes entire discussion.

Foreign Policy Research Institute.  Foreign Fighters in Syria and Beyond.
A Symposium and Webcast.  Panelists: William McCants (Brookings Institution), Barak Mendelsohn (FPRI), and Clint Watts (FPRI). 

Foreign Policy Spotlight.  Political Intelligence Briefing, pp 6-23, September 30, 2013.  

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