The Syrian Wildfire

Despite the civil war in Syria, Bashar al-Assad will ensure his re-election as president on June 3. André Bank and Stephan Rosiny have tracked the developments in the country through their research – and analysed the background of the conflict. A dossier

Stephan Rosiny and André Bank are renowned Syria experts and devote their time at the GIGA to studying power relations in the Middle East. Both travel regularly to the region.


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