Syria: Fractured by war

Ploughshares Archived Conflicts, Asia, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Forced Displacement and Migration, Mideast

No war in recent history has been as divisive as the war in Syria. In addition to fracturing Syrian society, it has galvanized, polarized, and even radicalized those who have reported on it. While President Bashar al-Assad’s cheerleading squad has brought together an amalgamation of unlikely supporters, ranging from White Nationalists to Shia militants, the advocates of regime change have …