Casualties, refugees and internally displaced people, humanitarian aid

New type of analysis and collection

The Syrian Civil War, mainly domestic, battlefield

General Resources and Blogs

Must Read

Other (and Occasional)

Causes of conflict

Tim McDonnell, How Climate Change Worsened Violence in Syria, March 6, 2013, Mother Jones .

General Syrian War


NC, SJMCC or SMC, and FSA*

*The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (NC), the Supreme Joint Military Command Council (SJMCC or SMC) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – (see State of Play I)


Muslim Brotherhood


Pro Al-Assad Groups

(See State of Play I)

Salafi and Sunni Islamist

(See State of Play III)

Jihadi in Syria

(See State of Play III)


(See State of Play II)


Books, reports, posts and articles




Scenarios on the future of Syria

Some Primary Sources

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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