Solving the Syria War: Think Local, Regional and Global
Not even the best governance agreement will hold if regional powers, such as Iran and Turkey, do not stop placing their political bets on Syrian soil
What makes Middle Eastern proxy wars so intractable? Think of the conflicts in Syria, Yemen or Libya in terms of a cake with three overlapping layers: local, regional and global.
These three layers, which feed and influence each other, represent the different levels at which conflicts are being escalated, fought and potentially resolved.