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The EU’s Challenge with the End of the Syrian War
The EU’s Challenge with the End of the Syrian War

Author(s): Patrycja Sasnal
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: European Union; war in Syria; ending the war; diplomacy; military action; political conflict; undemocratic regime; peace negotiation;
Summary/Abstract: The war in Syria has entered its final stage, one in which diplomacy will dominate military action. The most likely scenario for the end to this conflict—the Syrian government’s victory—creates a set of political risks to the EU: legitimisation of the undemocratic regime in Syria, engagement in highly politicized reconstruction projects that do not contribute to the improvement in living standards of Syrians, and granting Russia political gains without it also accepting adequate responsibility for the fate of Syrian returnees.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English