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?
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IS has caused an extortionate number of deaths in the region as well as further displacement of Syrian nationals, which has hindered the peace process in Syria.
The Islamic State's mechanism serves the long standing history of Sunni-Shia sectarianism which has existed in the region.
Funders of sectarian conflict must stop cooperating with the Islamic State's agenda. Therefore, these countries must dissolve the issue to reach the route of the problem, which will essentially mean that they will no longer dismiss the severity of the bloodshed in the region and start tackling terrorism effectively.