SYRIA CRISIS BRIEFING: A Collision Course for Intervention
RUSI Analysis, 25 Jul 2012
By Colonel (Rtd.) Richard Kemp, Senior Associate Fellow; Michael Codner, Senior Research Fellow in Military Sciences and Editorial Director RUSI Defence Systems; Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow; Dr Jonathan Eyal, International Director and International Studies Director
The Syrian crisis took a decisive new turn on 25 July. President Bashar al-Assad’s own future is now significantly less relevant to whatever will happen next in the country and external intervention, in some form, is now significantly more likely.
In this Briefing, experts detail the risks and challenges of intervention in Syria. Our contributors delve further into the internal and external aspects of this conflict, offering a sobering assessment ofthe prospects for Syria and the region.
In this Briefing
Options for Intervention
Assessing a Ground Intervention in Syria
Syrian Chemical Weapons Stocks: A Choice of Risks and Evils
Transition From Assad
Regional Players Move In
Dr Jonathan Eyal
Selected news coverage
FT.com - Syrian intervention - how, not whether it'll happen
Financial Times - Stakes are rising in the Syrian Civil war
Public Service - Syria 'likely to face cyber attack'
Daily Telegraph - Syria: West 'could deploy 300,000 troops following regime collapse'
BBC News - Syrian intervention is more likely, says UK think tank
The Guardian - Syria crisis: western troops 'increasingly likely' to intervene
Channel 4 News - London hosts Syria peace talks
Der Spiegel - Wie der Westen in Syrien heimlich Krieg führt
The National (UAE) - If intervention is 'inevitable', why is it already happening?
The Daily Star (Lebanon) - Syrian refugees simmer in Turkish camps
Hindustan Times/Reuters - Aleppo Battle Intensifies
International Business Times - Syria Civil War: 75,000 Troops Needed to Safely Dispose of Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile
Newstrack India - Western military intervention in Syria 'increasingly likely' to prevent conflict spreading to Arab
RiaNovosti - Generäle wenden sich von Assad ab - "Moskowskije Nowosti"
YeniSafak (Turkey) - Suriye'ye askeri müdahale yakýn mý?
CartaCapital (Brazil) - A nova Líbia?
Further Analysis: Syria, Middle East and North Africa, International Institutions, Global Security Issues