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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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.
With the United States working alongside the UN to achieve a military free settlement in Syria, it is important for Washington to use its powers to make agreements with its regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel to end its arms provision and eventually achieve a comprehensive international arms embargo.
Such a call by the US would encourage a withdrawal commitment by all counter-parties such as Russia and Iran.