Accession Number:

AD1042453

Title:

An Unfolding Tragedy

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Defense University Fort Lesley J. McNair United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

While world leaders attention is drawn to nuclear negotiations with Iran, the ISAF withdrawal from Afghanistan, and a host of pressing domestic issues, the human tragedy in Syria continues unabated. Millions of Syrian civilians have been uprooted by the conflict, either as refugees in neighboring countries, or displaced within Syria itself. Villages and neighborhoods have been destroyed. The dead exceed 150,000. In a world grown an anesthetized to the brutality of civil war, the conflict in Syria is especially disconcerting, sending as it has a wave of de-stabilization rippling through concentric dimensions of security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE