The Levant Crisis: Syria, Iraq and the Region: Session 3: Outside Powers

Syrian refugees

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and displaced millions, with dire economic, social and political implications not just for Syrians, but neighbouring countries, the region, and wider international community.

But what has caused the worst humanitarian disaster of our time? What do we need to know about the conflict’s dynamics? Who are the main actors and players? Where is it headed? Where to in the wake of the Paris attacks? And what should be Australia’s role be in all of this? The one-day conference, The Levant Crisis: Syria, Iraq and the Region, tackled these essential questions and other critical aspects of the conflict.  Chaired by: Professor Amin Saikal,  Director, CAIS,  ANU   Presenters:   Professor Michael Wesley - Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,  ANU   Dr John Blaxland - Senior Fell, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,  ANU   Mr Kyle Wilson - Visiting Fellow, Centre for European Studies, ANU     Session 1: The Dynamics of the Conflict: religion, politics and the strategy   Session 2: Regional Actors   Session 4: The Future Trajectories    

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