Syria’s Uprising: sectarianism, regionalisation, and state order in the Levant

A working paper from Steven Heydemann


Steven Heydemann is senior adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the US Institute of Peace and research associate professor in the Department of Government of Georgetown University.

This working paper belongs to the project ‘Transitions and Geopolitics in the Arab World: links and implications for international actors’, led by FRIDE and HIVOS. It aims to assess current trends in the Middle East and North of Africa and their linkages with domestic reform dynamics, in order to explore how these developments are likely to impact on the work and standing of international actors.

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