Why Syria Matters to You

Sept. 26, 2016 The Syrian civil war has managed to draw in many global powers.

Originally produced on Sept. 19, 2016 for Mauldin Economics, LLC

George Friedman

The war in Syria is significant in two ways. First, the outcome can reshape the Arab Middle East. Second, and perhaps more important, Syria is not simply about Syrians. The US, Russian, Iranian, Turkish, and French forces are engaged there along with the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaida, and secular Arabs. The Saudis and the rest of the Arab monarchies also exert political and economic influence on Syria.

I have written in the past about how the growing cr...

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