Future of Syria

17 May 2017

Projecting a potential government structure for post-conflict Syria is a cumbersome task after fourty years of single-family rule. The fragmentation within the Syrian opposition both inside and outside Syria is manifest. Post-conflict Syria willhave to deal with issues such as national reconciliation, protection of minorities, reform of the security sector and reconstruction and development.

The presentation organised by the Global Political Trends Center on 17 May at the Istanbul Kultur University, Atakoy Campus, aimed to explore possible ideas to address those issues.

The event marked the end of a one year research group “Future of Syria”, developed in the framework of EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the EU and the IEMed.

The following publications have been published in the framework of this group:

Future of Syria. By Mensur Akgün, Sylvia Tiryaki (Eds.), Florence Gaub, Salam Kawakibi, Jordi Quero, Eduard Soler, Eckart Woertz

Syrian Civil War: Limitations and Preconditions for Effective Multilateralism in an Evermore Conflictual Multipolar World. By René Rieger

The UN and Sustainable Peace in Syria – Still Worth Debating. By Patrycja Sasnal



Mensur Akgün Director, Professor of International Relations GPoT – Global Political Trends Center
Dr. Oğuz Çelikkol İstanbul Kultur University
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