Learning Objectives

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This chapter will enable a greater understanding of:
The background to the conflict in Syria.
The various sites of unrest at the core of the conflict.
The response of the Syrian regime to growing opposition.
The role of regional and global powers in the start and perpetuation of the conflict.
The course and spread of the conflict, including the disaggregation of the opposition.
The sources of the Syrian refugee crisis and its impacts on the receiving states adjacent to Syria.