THE ROLE, OBJECTIVES AND MILITARY BASES OF THE STATE
ACTORS INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-2019) Cover Image

THE ROLE, OBJECTIVES AND MILITARY BASES OF THE STATE ACTORS INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-2019)
THE ROLE, OBJECTIVES AND MILITARY BASES OF THE STATE ACTORS INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-2019)

Author(s): Cătălin Alin Costea
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Syrian Civil War; proxy war; Daesh; military bases; Bashar al-Assad; YPG; Kurdish forces; China; US; UK; France; Turkey; Iran; Russia; state actors.
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyse the military involvement of state actors in Syria’s Civil War between 2011-2019, focusing on the role and their objectives in the field. After the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, Iran, Russia, United States, Turkey, China, France and United Kingdom sent troops on the ground in Syria to support different sides in the conflict.Besides this, the states mentioned above supported military and financially either the rebels or Assad. This kind of involvement is known in specialized language as proxy war. As a result,Syria was divided into three zones of influence and complicated even more the situation due to the different interests of the state actors involved. The article aims to identify the foreign military bases located in Syria and to analyse the role and objectives of the state actors involved in the conflict.