Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Christian-Peter Hanelt

Syria in its fifth year of civil war

Overview, analysis and thoughts on resolving the conflict

  • 1. edition 2016, 4 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Civil war has been raging in Syria since 2011. As a result, hundreds of thousands have died, millions have been displaced, Islamist terror is spreading and the country’s system of government is collapsing. Our Middle East expert, Christian-Peter Hanelt, examines the current situation in Syria, explaining which rivalries are preventing the conflict from being resolved and discussing how, in the short term, Syrians' suffering can be reduced and, in the long term, the war brought to an end.