The Syrian civil war has generated a massive refugee crisis, with more than 700,000 people having fled their war-torn homes to seek safety in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt.
An estimated 2.5 million Syrians - a number that is rising substantially by the week - have been forcibly displaced by the expanding violence in the county. The majority of those displaced persons are Sunnis, who constitute nearly 65 percent of the population...
The fall of the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria is likely to have profound effects on virtually every one of its immediate neighbors, on the Middle East region in general, and on some aspects of great power politics...
The fall of the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria is likely to have profound effects on virtually every one of Syria's immediate neighbors, on the Middle East region in general, and even on aspects of great power politics. The regime?s demise will mark a particularly dramatic setback for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and could potentially become a factor that compels Tehran to accept a compromise with the international community over its nuclear program.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. - Albert Einstein. As part of its fundamental goal of offering creative approaches to geopolitical challenges and opportunities - and assisting our readers in comprehending the seemingly incomprehensible - The Soufan Group once again turns to the power of elegant questions to uncover and examine the real factors that shape geopolitical events...