Ten Years of the Syrian Conflict: Time for the EU to Reconsider Its Strategy?

Author
Amer Al-Hussein
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Abstract
The Syrian conflict entered its eleventh year on 15 March 2021, bringing this “living nightmare” back to our minds.[1] This ominous anniversary should remind the world of the importance of addressing the bleak reality inside Syria. While the new US administration provides a glimmer of hope for a return to diplomacy, multilateralism and an end to the mercantilism of the past years, Europe would be wrong to simply wait for the US lead on Syria.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Politics, Sanctions, European Union, Institutions, Coronavirus
Political Geography
Middle East, Syria, United States of America, Mediterranean