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What are the solutions to the Syrian crisis? Show more Show less

The Syrian crisis is part of a wider conflict the origins of which can be traced back to the Arab Spring of 2011. The dissatisfaction of some of the countries in the Arab world with their corresponding governments had led to many anti-government protests demanding a better standard of living in countries such as Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. Some of these countries were successful in creating significant regime change. However, and 9 years later with over 6.5 million nationals displaced and over half a million deaths; what solutions are there to a crisis happening in a country which has become a political playground for many belligerents?

The internationalisation of the conflict must end Show more Show less

One of the main issues that has allowed for the Syrian crisis to intensify is the involvement of several countries. They must all take a step back and withdraw from Syria.
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Russia and Turkey should withdraw from northern Syria

For the past couple of years, Russia and Turkey have been using Idlib, Northern Syria- as their battleground. It is important that this ends immediately.
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Context

The Argument

Russian and Turkish forces have been clashing, turning the area of Northern Syria into a warzone and causing a massive humanitarian crisis. Russia backs the Assad regime, while Turkey backs the opposition rebels, and both are funneling military forces into the area. [1] The international nature of the Syrian crisis is what has caused it to become so out of control. Russia and Turkey are practically fighting a war through Northern Syria, turning the conflict much bigger than it would be. Countries such as Russia and Turkey need to stop sending military support into Syria, so the conflict can become more manageable and peace can be restored.

Counter arguments

The ceasing of international involvement would be a disaster for Syria. Without the support of a broader global audience, Syria would not receive the funds or attention it needs. The crisis might be largely ignored and made much worse if international participants were to end their participation.

Framing

Premises

[P1] The Syrian crisis is escalated by international military involvement. [P2] Turkey and Russia are fighting a proxy war in Northern Syria. [P3] Turkey and Russia need to end their involvement to avert the crisis in Syria.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] Turkey and Russia pulling their involvement would ultimately lead to less helpful resources in Syria.

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References

  1. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/turkey-russia-face-off-in-syria-as-fighting-escalates-plane-shot-down-idUSKBN20Q1J1

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