Unlike the other Arab spring revolutions, such as in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia, the Syrian Civil War takes a place of its own in today’s political world. It brought back the Cold War ghosts, and reasserted the tension between the U.S. and Russia, because a big part of the American policy in Syria is a result of getting in a direct confrontation between the two strong powers. U.S. Policy in Syria On one hand, the U.S. government needs to act in Syria to avoid th... ... middle of paper ... ...ential no-fly zones along the borders with its NATO allies. The Syrian fate in the next few months and maybe years will be in the hands of big powers like U.S. and Russia that have yet to decide on a peaceful attempt that can, not end the war, but give the Syrian people who primarily need extensive humanitarian and economic assistance, a ray of hope, “as the longer battle begins to build a viable and democratic post-Assad Syria at peace with the region and the world.” (Boot, 2012) Works Cited Boot, M. F. (2012, December). What Should U.S. Policy Be in Syria?
IN regards to Syria, the United States has a very negative track record with them. Back in 2002, the United States included Syria in a list of state that make up an “axis of evil” which was first listed by President Bush. The two nations pa... ... middle of paper ... ...ary power to influence the decisions made not only by the Assad Regime in Syria but also to influence the likes of Israel and Saudi Arabia as she can have greater advantage in the future by having better relations with these nations. However, Putin’s Russa stopped all attempts made by the United States to make any intervention in Syria. On 19 July, 2013 Russia, for the third time, vetoed against the United Nations Resoltution that would have punished the Syrian government with economic sanctions for failing to carry out a peace plan.
The Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian rebellion is a continuing fortified conflict in Syria between armies trustworthy to the Ba'ath government and those in the hunt for to overthrow it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with famous protests that grew countrywide by April 2011. These protests were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Ba'ath Party rule, which began in 1963. The Syrian conflict started in 2011, and most people asking way all this killing happening, well the answer is because the government started use a harmful method to stop the protest that inspired by the Arab spring.
Chariane Nkengfack Ms. Burke English 17 March 2014 The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's) in Syria Far out into the East of the Atlantic Ocean lies Syria, a country equipped with a ridiculous amount of Weapons of Mass Destruction, or WMD's. The risk of WMD proliferation has now significantly increased. During March of 2013 and February of 2014, the Syrian government and rebel forces has been accusing each other of discharging a deadly chemical near the city of Aleppo, although, what exactly happened remains foggy. The misuse of WMD's is a clear violation of the agreement established between both countries by the United Nations, serves as a huge threat to countries, and these weapons have more resourceful uses such as being disassembled and reused as fuel. The United Nations (UN) The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on October 24, 1945 to promote international co-operation.
The war first began in the early 2011, when Syrian protesters were using nonviolence to free political prisoners and government officials charged in the crowd shooting the protesters. The peaceful rebels resulted in several brutal massacres led by President Bashar al- Assad and his companions. Soon, the Syrian government used a military forces against President Bashar al- Assad’s regime to oppress the reformers. By June 2012, the International Committee declared that Syria is certainly in a civil war. As the years passed, the security forces violated human rights to the largest extent when Assad used chemical weapons in public areas.
2006-2007 marked a time of violence in Iraq. Following the American invasion of 2003, numerous terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda,were fighting a guerilla campaign against the American occupiers and their colleagues in the Iraqi Security Force. The American response was to implement a surge of troops, which was successful in reducing the organization and effectiveness of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. But, following the 2011 withdrawal of American troops, we have recently seen a resurgence by al-Qaeda in Iraq. To understand what is happening today, we first have to be able to understand what led us to this point.
Additionally, I will provide evidence that Egypt’s military overstepped its bounds and created a humanitarian crisis warranting limited international intervention, or soft power. I will then look at the Iran nuclear program to support my argument that smart and soft powers result in desired change. I will conclude ... ... middle of paper ... ... party or had Islamist leanings. Pro-Morsi supporters were targeted despite them freely expressing their political beliefs and arguably maintaining the integrity of democratic elections. Most recently, in April 2014, Egypt courts sentenced 683 protestors to death; the month prior 529 protestors were sentenced to death.
However, the Framers of the constitution found “to avoid tyranny, a separation or division of authority must exist” (Feldmeier & Hall, 2012). They believed if the powers and authorities weren’t separated there would be sheer chaos in the Nation. The U.S. Constitution explains the authorities the State and Federal Governments hold. The U.S. Constitution divides State and Federal powers in Articles I, II, and III. “Article I establishes Congress and sets forth its authorities.
An attack on the Syrian state would fall within the boundaries of the international concept of the responsibility to protect. The crisis in Syria has escalated by protests in March 2011 calling for the release of all political prisoners. National security forces responded to widespread peaceful demonstrations with the use of brutal violence. The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad refused to stop attacks and allow for implementation of the reforms requested by the demonstrators. By July 2011, firsthand accounts emerged from witnesses, victims, and the media that government forces had subjected innocent civilians to detention, torture, and the use of heavy weaponry.
This could be considered as the turning point of the Syrian civil war as it led to a violent armed rebellion. According to the United Nations, the death toll surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and reached 120,000 by September 2013. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Civil_War#cite_note-UN-89) Western news media outlets have paid considerable attention to the civil war In Syria, but much of the coverage is simplistic and melodramatic. Too many Accounts portray the conflict as a Manichean struggle between the evil, brutal Regime of Bashar al-Assad and noble freedom fighters seeking to create a democratic Syria. The reality is far more complex and murky.