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Syrian Civil War: The Essential Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Robert M. Kerr
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859221
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859229
  • DDC: 956.9104
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

This important work provides a thorough introduction to the origins, events, and impact of the devastating Syrian Civil War, illuminating the complexities and consequences of this long-lasting conflict. From the emergence of the war in early 2011 following the Arab Spring that swept across the Middle East, to the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), through the re-establishing of control of most of the country by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's armed forces by late 2018, this comprehensive work covers every aspect of this conflict that has devastated millions. The introductory material provides a detailed overview of the Syrian Civil War that provides context to the reference entries that follow, and includes essays on the causes and consequences of the war. Reference entries discuss such topics as Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, the refugee crisis, the Battle of Saraqeb, and White Helmets. Includes curated, contextualized primary source documents, chronology, and bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
Overview of the Syrian Civil War.
Causes of the Syrian Civil War.
Consequences of the Syrian Civil War.
1: A.
2: Al-Abbas Brigade.
3: Alawites/Alawis.
4: Aleppo.
5: Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra).
6: Al-Qaeda.
7: Al-Qubeir Massacre.
8: Al-Qusayr Offensive.
9: Al-Sham.
10: Arab League.
11: Arab Spring.
12: Armenians.
13: Army of Conquest/Jaish al-Fatah (JAF).
14: Assad, Bashar al-.
15: Assad, Hafez al-.
16: Assyrians.
17: B.
18: Ba’athism.
19: Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al-.
20: Battle of Haffah.
21: Battle of Maaloula.
22: Battle of Saraqeb.
23: Binnish.
24: C.
25: Carter, Ashton “Ash”.
26: Chemical Weapons and Warfare.
27: Christian Militias in Syria.
28: Circassians.
29: D.
30: Dabiq (Magazine).
31: Dabiq (Place).
32: Damascus.
33: Daraa Offensive.
34: Druze.
35: E.
36: Erdogan, Recep Tayyip.
37: F.
38: Free Syrian Army.
39: G.
40: Golan Heights.
41: H.
42: Hezbollah.
43: Homs.
44: I.
45: Idlib.
46: International Syria Support Group (ISSG).
47: Iran.
48: Iraq.
49: Islamic Front.
50: Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
51: Israel.
52: J.
53: Jabal al-Zawiya.
54: Jihad.
55: K.
56: Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG).
57: Kurdistan.
58: L.
59: Latakia.
60: M.
61: Maarrat al-Nu’man/Al-Ma’arra.
62: N.
63: National Coordination Committee/Body for Democratic Change.
64: National Defence Force.
65: O.
66: Obama, Barack.
67: Operation Euphrates Shield.
68: Operation Shader.
69: Operation Wrath of Euphrates.
70: P.
71: Palmyra.
72: Peshmerga.
73: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command (PFLP-GC).
74: Putin, Vladimir.
75: R.
76: Refugee Crisis.
77: Russia.
78: S.
79: Salafism.
80: Shabiha.
81: Shia Islam.
82: Sunni Islam.
83: Sykes-Picot Agreement.
84: Syria.
85: Syrian Armed Forces.
86: Syrian Democratic Forces.
87: Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).
88: T.
89: Trump, Donald J..
90: Turkey.
91: Turkmani, Hassan al-.
92: U.
93: United States, Middle East Policy.
94: W.
95: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
96: White Helmets.
97: Primary Documents.
98: Executive Order 13582—Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to Syria (August 18, 2011).
99: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2042 (April 14, 2012).
100: President Barack H. Obama: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Syria (September 10, 2013).
101: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118 (September 27, 2013).
102: Vladimir Putin’s Address Following Adoption of a Joint Statement by Russia and the United States on Syria (February 22, 2016).
103: Presidential Memorandum on the Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (January 28, 2017).
104: President Donald J. Trump, Statement on the Anniversary of the 2013 Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack (August 21, 2017).
105: Statement by President Trump on Syria (April 13, 2018).
106: United Nations General Assembly Summary Report on the High-Level Panel Discussion on Violations of the Human Rights of Children in the Syrian Arab Republic (May 15, 2018).
107: Statement by H. E. Walid al-Moualem, Deputy Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic, Made to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (September 29, 2018).
108: Letter from the Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, and Turkey to the United Nations (February 18, 2019).
109: Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie as Syria Crisis Enters Its Ninth Year (March 14, 2019).
110: Statement of the Secretary-General on Syria (March 15, 2019).
Chronology.
Bibliography.
List of Contributors.
Index.
About the Editor.