POMEPS Briefing 4 – May 5, 2011
As the Bashar al-Assad regime continues its crackdown on protests across the country, the international community grows increasingly concerned about the developing crisis inside Syria. Human rights groups say the regime’s crackdown has left more than 500 Syrians dead since demonstrations began in March, while U.S. and EU officials debate a new round of economic sanctions. POMEPS’ latest briefing — “The New Struggle for Syria” is a collection of top-notch analysis from a variety of angles and prospectives, originally published on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel. The series includes analysis on Syria’s military, domestic and political dynamics — as well as prospectives as seen from key regional actors.