Documenting civil war in Syria
Interview with Gilles Dorronsoro — Professeur de Science politique — Université Paris I
Since 2011 Syria has been plunged into a bloody civil war that has left over 350,000 dead over the past seven years. The 2011 Arab Spring was crushed by the authoritarian regime of Bashar al-Assad, who used poison gas against the population. But how has the insurrection evolved since then? Intervention by the Hezbollah regime prevented the collapse of the Bashar al-Assad regime in 2013. In addition to this, the American withdrawal enabled Russia to become an actor in this war. What other forces are there on the ground in 2018, and what territories do they control? What position has the French government taken in this conflict, while refusing to judge French jihadist combatants detained in the region? Political scientist Gilles Dorronsoro analyses the grassroots support these groups enjoy, based on field studies conducted against the backdrop of civil war.
Summary
On the basis of his field studies, political scientist Gilles Dorronsoro analyses the situation in Syria and the trial of French jihadists.
Interview published on 09-17-2018
Last modified on 09-17-2018
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  • Bibliography of Gilles Dorronsoro

(with Adam Baczko, Arthur Quesnay), Thawra: de la révolution à la guerre civile, on press.

(with Adam Baczko, Arthur Quesnay), “Syrie : où en est l'insurrection ?”, Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales, vol. XV, 2014, p. 691-702.

(with Adam Baczko, Arthur Quesnay), “Vers un nouvel État syrien? Les institutions du gouvernorat d’Alep”, in F. Burgat, B. Paoli (eds.), Pas de printemps pour la Syrie (2011-2013), Paris, La Découverte, 2013.