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?
All military action in Syria must end
Military action will only make the situation worse and even more complicated. Therefore, there should be a cease-fire on all military force pushed for by the Trump administration.
The United Nations should enforce the ending of violence in Syria
There should be an end to all military involvement in Syria. The US should support this notion by working alongside the UN to implement international law by taking diplomatic measures.
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.
Iran should reconsider its unwavering support for Assad
The Syrian Assad government is a big part of the Iranian backed 'Axis of Resistance' which is why their unwavering support for Assad comes as no surprise, however, Iran must begin to take into account the severity of the existing humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Moscow needs to stop backing the survival of the regime
For the past few years, Russia has been a strong supporter of the Assad regime. Despite criticism, Russia continues to provide the Syrian military with weaponry as it backs Assad at the UN security council.
After it's suspension from the Arab League due to the worsening of violence in Syria under Assad rule in 2011, it is important that the Arab League restores its monitoring mission to aid the creation of a new democracy.
The elections must be free from electoral fraud and rigging ultimately allowing the Syrian’s to vote for their future government, which is why it is important that the UN observes the running of these elections to prevent any further corruption.