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Reply To: How, if at all, did this course shape or change your perception of the ongoing Syrian Civil War?

Andrew Langford

Prior to this case, I did not really have an opinion on the Syrian Civil War. I viewed as an isolated incident in a far-away place. I did not see myself as being affected by the Syrian Civil War.
But, having taken this course, I see how the Syrian Civil War is bigger and worse than what I made it out to be. It is a proxy war that’s part of a bigger international struggle between world powers. Many stakes are involved in the Syrian Civil War.
Beyond the political implications of the crisis, it poses a serious humanitarian crisis as well. I do not see the Syrian Civil War as a minor isolated incident anymore. I would not even call it a civil war. It involves many other nations in the conflict. The Syrian people ended up being the casualties of the conflict.
The current regime is authoritarian. It is repressive against the people. Democratization is clearly not what’s needed in the Middle East. The Syrian government needs to be formed as a Federal Government.