A strategy for a pluralistic, inclusive Syria


Syria is emerging as the newest and most important safe haven for al-Qaeda as the radical Salafi-jihadi ideology threatens to subvert the pluralistic and nationalist goals of the 2011 Syrian Uprising. And it is Bashar al-Assad who is directly responsible for creating the conditions that is creating the sociopolitical conditions for extremism to thrive, according to a new report from the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.

The report proposes a strategy which supports the implementation of the Riyadh Declaration principles, which call for a pluralistic, inclusive, and democratic future for Syria, starting with opposition-controlled areas of the country.


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