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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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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.
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The Argument

One of the existing Syrian government's strongest international supporters is Russia, who has continued to protect the regime in order to maintain Russian influence in the region. Moscow's main interest is the naval facilities which exist in the Syrian port of Tartous as well as the air base forces in Latakia.

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[P1] Moscow is the biggest international supporter of Assad.

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